| Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 14:31:18 +0200
| From: "Rory Browne" <rory.browne at gmail.com>
| Any idea how to get fetchmail or getmail to work with
| multibyte languages?
do nothing? fetchmail(1) works just fine.
or else provide some evidence that _fetchmail_ is the
send yerself known good CJK text, and then check,
after reception, if the _raw_ text has changed;
e.g., use diff(1) instead of relying on what yer
MUA/browser, "helpdesk system", &tc displays.
if it has not changed, then clearly something else
is f**ked; but if it has changed (and esp. if it is
corrupted, rather than be re-encoded in some other
charset (but even that would be surprising, AFAIK)),
then yes, `fetchmail' is a candidate for the culprit
(albeit this test is not firm proof `fetchmail' is
and if the text is Ok, I suggest getting it to display
properly using cat(1), presumably in an xterm(1); only
then faffle around with GUIs. note, b.t.w., it'd be a
good idea to make this work before the above `fetchmail'
test, for obvious reasons.
| Our helpdesk system uses fetchmail to grab support
| messages from our mailserver, and when such messages
| are from our chinese customers, they come up mostly
| as question marks.
this very much smells like one or more the following
is incorrect (not in any particular order, and assuming
things are installed correctly): locale, MUA/browser,
display fonts, "helpdesk system" (whatever that is),
whatever I am forgetting ....
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