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Re: RMAIL, MIME clean-up, coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RMAIL, MIME clean-up, coding system
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 00:49:31 +0200

> Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 23:36:06 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Alexander Pohoyda <address@hidden>
> > > Using a message-global X-Coding-System header field is not an option
> > > anymore.
> > 
> > Sorry, I don't see why not; we could, for example, use emacs-mule,
> > right?
> What do we do when we save an email to the file?

We encode it in emacs-mule (reagrdless of what X-Coding-System
says).  This is so with Emacs today.

> Am I right that the
> file encoded using emacs-mule will only be readable by Emacs?

The ASCII parts will be readable, unlike base64, for example.

> > Yuck!  (Sorry, couldn't resist: I _hate_ encodings that aren't
> > readable by humans outside specialized software.)
> Do you mean base64 or emacs-mule encoding here?

base64, of course.  In too many cases, it makes human-readable text
incomprehensible.  We should at least allow to read the 7-bit ASCII.

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