[tz] [PATCH 5/5] Standardize zone table comment format

J William Piggott elseifthen at gmx.com
Wed Mar 2 01:59:09 UTC 2016

On 03/01/2016 11:57 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
>On 03/01/2016 02:37 AM, Ian Abbott wrote:
>> Some of those patches look a little odd when viewed in an MUA anyway
>> (Thunderbird or Icedove in my case), as the MIME charset is declared
>> as windows-1252, but the actual text is UTF-8.  (That's most prevalent
>> in the changes to zone1970.tab by PATCH 10/10.)
>Unfortunately some of the patches were still messed up, at least as
>received here. Patch 04 was double-encoded: it said "Content-Type:
>text/plain; charset=UTF-8" and "Content-Transfer-Encoding:
>quoted-printable" and the body contained strings like
>"Tucum=C3=83=C2=A1n", which decode to "Tucumán" instead of to the
>correct "Tucumán". As Ian notes, patch 10 was double-encoded in a
>different way: it said "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252"
>and "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable" and contained strings
>like "Le=C3=B3n", which decode to "León" instead of to the correct

I am sorry Paul, for the extra work I caused you. My system is deeply
configured (down to kernel level) to not use multi byte characters. This
is the first project I've contributed to that it mattered. I expect that
I will bite the bullet and switch to utf8 on my next complete OS upgrade.

>I hope I fixed the decoding errors correctly before installing
>this stuff into the experimental version on GitHub.

If it is any indication, after iconv-ing them they display correctly on
my system.

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