Procmail and Mutt and non-ascii characters
simon at thegestalt.org
Wed Apr 19 12:14:07 BST 2006
So, I have a problem. I read my mail via mutt over a remote link.
Recently non ascii characters have started to become a problem in that
they corrupt the display and more than once I've accidentally deleted
the wrong mail.
So I found a recipe from our own Pete Sergeant that does this
# Rewrite the subject and sender to remove foreign characters
NEWSUBJECT=`echo $OLDSUBJECT | /usr/bin/tr -cs '\11\12\40-\176' 'Z'`
NEWSENDER=`echo $OLDSENDER | /usr/bin/tr -cs '\11\12\40-\176' 'Z'`
|/usr/bin/formail -i "Subject: $NEWSUBJECT"
|/usr/bin/formail -i "From: $NEWSENDER"
Figuring that the amount of non-spam, non-list mail I get with actual
bona-fide none ascii characters in the subject or from line will be so
vanishingly small that retrieving the Old-Subject and Old-From lines
from the headers to make the mail pristine again will be doable.
But I have a problem. It's nuking subject lines like
[Gamesculture] Dragon Quest
e Dragon Quest
And I have no idea why.
Give a brother monger a clue?
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