• UTF-8 Support

    From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to All on Wed Apr 19 14:25:11 2017
    Hello,

    Well, I've managed to overcome the other difficulties I was experiencing with JAMNNTPD, and now the only pending issue is that apparently the latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird overrides the default text encoding you configure at the
    newsgroups account with UTF-8 when you are composing a message, hence it complains that I am trying to send a message using UTF-8, which is not supported.

    In that case, I need to change manually the text encoding to ISO-8859-1 every time I compose a message, as it's always set to UTF-8.

    Considering that a lot of people here use Thunderbird, how did you manage to overcome that? Is there any .chs file for UTF-8 that could be used? Any comments will be appreciated.

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/384 to Flavio Bessa on Thu Apr 20 10:04:04 2017
    Hi! Flavio,

    On 19 Apr 17 14:25, you wrote to All:

    Considering that a lot of people here use Thunderbird, how did you
    manage to overcome that? Is there any .chs file for UTF-8 that could
    be used? Any comments will be appreciated.

    I've always had problems with charset tranlations, and I am still not anywhere near being an expert. So, I chickened out back in 2014 and based my ~.xlat file on a post by Bjrn Felton of his file, in this echo back in 2010.

    I intend to create a .zip of the ~.xlat file for you. It will also have an extra .chs file I threw into my xlat directory that I pinched from Golded's collection. The .zip file will arrive, hopefully, at your node without any netmail as my netmail editor has /problems/ doing file attaches.

    Watch your insecure inbound... :)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/384 to Flavio Bessa on Thu Apr 20 11:08:03 2017
    Hi! Flavio,

    On 20 Apr 17 10:04, I wrote to you:

    based my ~.xlat file on a post by Bjrn Felton of his file, in this

    ^^^^^^
    Bugger. It should be Felten, and only Felten. Oops. Sorry Bjrn.

    Mmm... in my excitement I forgot to tell you why I was sending the .zip file. Another 'oops'. The enclosed ~.xlat file is currently serving on my Linux node and seems to allow for UTF-8 posts, and also likes to post other ASCII *replies* correctly, so, I thought it was worthy of passing on.

    Watch your insecure inbound... :)

    Ah, I noticed while browsing the nodelist in Radius that you don't have a CM node. No problems. Radius will wait till your on-line time to attempt polling...

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From alexander koryagin@2:5020/2140.2 to Flavio Bessa on Thu Apr 20 11:17:09 2017
    Hi, Flavio Bessa!
    I read your message from 19.04.2017 13:25

    FB> In that case, I need to change manually the text encoding to
    FB> ISO-8859-1 every ??time I compose a message, as it's always set
    FB> to UTF-8.

    Mozilla Thunderbird automatically changes the letter's charset to UTF-8
    if even one character in the text you had copypasted doesn't belong to
    the ASCII charset that set in Options. When you copy texts from the
    Internet (UTF-8 as a rule) you should filter it to ASCII.

    Another issue are some plugins - they can support only ASCII and distort symbols from other languages.

    Bye, Flavio!
    Alexander Koryagin
    fido7.jamnntpd 2017

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Paul Quinn on Thu Apr 20 09:51:56 2017
    Bugger. It should be Felten, and only Felten. Oops. Sorry Bjrn.

    LOL! No worries mate, I know that you know my name after all those years. 8-)





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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Flavio Bessa on Thu Apr 20 18:09:42 2017
    On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:25:11 GMT Flavio Bessa wrote:

    newsgroups account with UTF-8 when you are composing a message, hence it complains that I am trying to send a message using UTF-8, which is not supported.

    You need a few lines to your .xlat file:

    read UTF-8 utf-8 utf_utf.chs
    readalias utf_8 utf-8

    post utf-8 UTF-8 utf_utf.chs
    postalias utf_8 utf-8

    and the chs file which you can get from:

    http://fidonews.mine.nu/UTF_UTF.CHS

    'Tommi

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Tommi Koivula on Fri Apr 21 08:57:35 2017
    Hi! Tommi,

    On 04/21/2017 01:09 AM, you wrote to Flavio Bessa:

    and the chs file which you can get from:

    http://fidonews.mine.nu/UTF_UTF.CHS

    Thank you. All donations gratefully received. 8-)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Paul Quinn on Fri Apr 21 18:19:57 2017

    http://fidonews.mine.nu/UTF_UTF.CHS

    Thank you. All donations gratefully received. 8-)

    No problem! 8-)

    'Tommi

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