[arch-dev-public] Encoding issues - gmail?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 13:34:53 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
>> Hey guys, I wanted to know if I screwed this up, or if it's just
>> gmail. When Francois commits something, gmail displays the cedilla
>> funny:
>> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM, François Charette
>> <francois at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> In case it shows up fine for you, it appears to be Fran(A with a thing
>> over it)(double S section marker thing)ois
>> This name is pulled from /etc/passwd, so I have a feeling if it IS
>> screwed up, it may be a problem with how I entered it in that file.
>> Can anyone see it properly? Is it an encoding/font issue with my
>> browser, or a problem in /etc/passwd ?
> Basically, everything should be done in UTF8 nowadays. However, it also has
> to be ensured that you have UTF8 enabled when reading the commit message and
> that whatever sends the mails specifies UTF8 as charset in the header. BTW,
> I'd like to have the ä in my last name in my passwd entry please :)

Done. Commit something and lets see if we break it. It could also be
the svnlog script...

It says something in the comments about UTF-8. I'm going to add some
arguments to force the sending charset to utf-8

Thomas, would you mind committing something to test?

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