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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 16:52:05 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Firmicus <Firmicus at gmx.net> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin a écrit :
>> 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 is UTF8 wrongly interpreted as ISO-8859-1. ç [Atilde + Section sign]
> correspond to the two bytes representing ccedilla in UTF8... (0xC3 0xA7).
>> 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 ?
> My name thus appears be correctly encoded as UTF8 in /etc/passwd but gmail
> or your browser somehow reads it as Latin-1.
> It reminds me of the (prehistoric) days when I got my very first email
> account at university, ca 1992. In those days email servers would strip off
> the 8th bit of messages written with an 8bit-encoding, so something in
> French like "André va à l'école" would come off as "Andri va ` l'icole".

I have a feeling this may be svnlog being lame. I added a header to
force it to utf-8 text, so we'll see if that works out. I just need
either you or thomas to commit something 8)

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