[FreeBSD-10] slrn doesn't choose the right charset since the upgrade.
david.marec at davenulle.org
Fri Feb 28 07:55:51 UTC 2014
I am using slrn and vim to post messages on Usenet.
Vim is running with the UTF-8 encoding set.
To avoid posting messages in UTF-8 when it is not needed, the following
rules is defined in the slrn resource file:
charset outgoing "us-ascii,iso-8859-1,iso-8859-15,utf-8"
This means that slrn will 'try the settings from left to right and use
the first for which encoding succeeds'.
But, since I upgraded my desktop to FreeBSD-10, slnr was installed from
the Freebsd pkg repository,
the first setting is always choosen and the message is released with
lots of "?" in place of any UTF-8/Latin1 characters.
A clue: I know that slrn calls 'iconv' for encoding and that iconv has
been moved into the base system.
Is this an iconv-from-the-base issue ?
-- david Marec
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