[Alpine-info] GPG and charset
mattack at apple.com
Fri Dec 5 15:04:40 PST 2008
On Fri, 5 Dec 2008, Olaf Skibbe wrote:
> The problem starts when I encrypt a message with gpg which contains umlauts.
> Since the command "gpg -eas" produces nothing but US-ASCII characters, alpine
> indicates "charset=US-ASCII". But this means that the recipient after
> decryption of the mail has no indication about the used charset.
It seems to me like this is _related_ to:
OPTION: Posting Character Set
This setting is provided to allow you to force a particular character set
that Alpine does not automatically detect. For example, if a message is
representable in more than one character set then Alpine may choose a
different default than you want. Lastly, by setting this option
explicitly to "UTF-8" all non-ASCII messages you send will be labeled as
"UTF-8" instead of something more specific.
So it seems to me you'll have to hack the code to remove the "ASCII path"
and always use that setting. (i.e. set it explicitly to UTF8)
but this is just me guessing, and I admittedly have little knowledge of
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