[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #8147: New message should not default to CP1252

  • From: "siarzhuk" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:05:40 -0000

#8147: New message should not default to CP1252
   Reporter:  rq                 |      Owner:  czeidler
       Type:  enhancement        |     Status:  new
   Priority:  normal             |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  Applications/Mail  |    Version:  R1/Development
 Resolution:                     |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                     |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  0                  |   Platform:  All

Comment (by siarzhuk):

 Replying to [comment:3 rq]:
 > Replying to [comment:2 siarzhuk]:
 > > What if Mail guesses the encoding from the current locale settings?
 > This default could and probably should be configurable by localizers,
 but I would still suggest to default to UTF-8, and leave the localization
 possibility only for those locales where UTF-8 is really suboptimal or

 I suspect in most regions UTF-8 is unwelcomed because 8-bits encodings
 were applicated much earlier than multibyte ones and still widely used in
 communication (re-read the comment from Axel above). And I see no reasons
 to prohibit any locale to use it's region-specific 8-bit charset as
 default e-mail encoding.

 So default E-Mail encoding is definitely the object of localization. ;)

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/8147#comment:4>
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