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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 20:24:05 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 11:27 -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> 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:
> My mailserver does 8bit munging, so his name shows up as FranXXois.
> Headers, and thus the from address, should always be 7bit encoded.
> There's some RFC around that describes using Base64 with some encoding
> to get UTF8 in 7bit headers.

Alright, had to patch svnlog, but I believe this is fixed. Now we grab
the passwd entry, decode it as utf8, then encode it in MIME
QuotedPrintable format as =?UTF-8?Q?<encoded name>?=

I think it works, I will send a sample commit now (note my encoded A's
in my name)

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