evolution + evolution-mapi + iconv and charset CP20866

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Fri Dec 25 15:51:33 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-23 at 22:15 +0300, Vladimir Grebenschikov wrote:
> Hi 
> Anybody knows answer on following questions:
> - why libiconv has no support for CP20866 charset (alias for koi8-r)
> - or why /usr/local/libdata/charset.alias file is not processed by
> libiconv
> - or why evolution-mapi provides mail messages with that charset 
> Problem reading mail with evolution + evolution-mapi some messages are
> not displayed correctly, on stderr error message about inability to
> convert CP20866.
> Same error shown by iconv.
> $ iconv -f CP20866 -t koi8-r /etc/hosts
> iconv: conversion from CP20866 unsupported
> iconv: try 'iconv -l' to get the list of supported encodings
> $

CP20866 is the Windows encoding for KOI8-R.  I'm not sure why libiconv
does not support it.

Try setting CHARSETALIASDIR to be the full path to charset.alias, and
see if that works.


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