jb.123abc at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 26 16:55:00 UTC 2010
Petrus de Calguarium <kwhiskerz at ...> writes:
> When I receive system mail, I read it on the command line with the 'mail'
program. It appears to be called
> Heirloom Mail version 12.4 7/29/08.
> Now, as I scroll down, I see that the system mail is sent as:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ANSI_X3.4-1968"
> However, my system is set up to use UTF-8. Why is this charset wrong, or not
respecting my system setting? How
> can I get it corrected?
$ man mail
A comma-separated list of character set names that can be used
in Internet mail. When a message that contains characters not
representable in US-ASCII is prepared for sending, mailx tries
to convert its text to each of the given character sets in order
and uses the first appropriate one. The default is ‘utf-8’.
Character sets assigned to this variable should be ordered in
ascending complexity. That is, the list should start with e.g.
‘iso-8859-1’ for compatibility with older mail clients, might
contain some other language-specific character sets, and should
end with ‘utf-8’ to handle messages that combine texts in multi-
$ cat /etc/mail.rc
# Outgoing messages are sent in ISO-8859-1 if all their characters are
# representable in it, otherwise in UTF-8.
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