no more character sets free
kehoea at parhasard.net
Wed May 26 11:14:29 EDT 2010
Ar an séú lá is fiche de mí Bealtaine, scríobh Stephen J. Turnbull:
> I'm not sure where to go from there, though. Suggestions welcome
> (preferably on the XEmacs issue tracker, since I know I won't have
> time to do anything about it for a while, and it doesn't seem hugely
> pressing -- and no, I'm not sure adding (pdf . binary) as above is
> a good idea; I have had occasion to look at PDFs as text).
I think it’s a good idea. Text in PDF files is probably in a font encoding,
which we don’t understand, typically; and there will be lots of octets from
all over the eight-bit space for binary objects, and I’m not about to write
a PDF parser that understands what’s a binary object and what isn’t for the
sake of the autodetection.
> Reply-To set to xemacs-beta; it's arguable that this is not a Gnus
> bug, you guys can fix it or not as you judge.
Gnus needs to handle charsets on the MIME level, and it should be forcing a
known encoding when reading in things as MIME attachments that are not plain
text or, at a stretch, HTML. Is there a reason you’re not binding
coding-system-for-read, Gnus? Or is our XEmacs package version just out of
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