Re: [hypermail] Odd behaviour of the subject line

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:29:09 +0100 (MET)
Message-ID: <>

On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, virtanen wrote:

(there's no need to mail me directly as well)

> Here is a test-message, which was sent to me by my friend to my e-mail
> account in a unix-machine. Here in the subject-line is a (commented) line
> of scandinavian letters.
> The message subject line should be:
> 'Re: Tämä on ääkköstesti'
> In my opinion the problem is with the character settings of his e-mail
> program.
> But I'm not sure, because it is possible (?) that the hypermail www-page
> might as well give a wrong instruction to his e-mail program, what to do
> with the subject-line.

In what way does hypermail communicate with your friend's email program? Your letters are even in the ISO-8859-1 charset which is actually OK to assume without specifying charset in a regular HTML page (AFAICR).

> The message was generated that way that my friend first sent a message to
> hypermail with a subject line:
> 'Tämä on ääkköstesti'
> This went trought without any problems.

Then why is that mail a problem?

> But when he commented it the problem appeared.

I think your friend is using a crappy mail program. If you could show us the mail headers from a mail that *didn't* turn out fine, we could easily decide if hypermail did wrong when parsing the mail or if your friend's mail program sent messed up characters in the mail.

      Daniel Stenberg - - +46-705-44 31 77
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