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Re: [tlug] can't view iso-2022 in mutt

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On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 11:41:47AM +0900, Mauro Sauco wrote:
> On 2006/08/06@??:12, <Scott Robbins> wrote:
>   Scott> I can't read Jim Breen's Japanese.  
>   Scott> 
>   Scott> I run FreeBSD, fluxbox, and as I said, mlterm.  The mlterm
>   Scott> program has an option for ISO-2022, however, setting it doesn't
>   Scott> help. 
> I believe libiconv is doing the dirty job of transcoding ISO-2022.
> You provably need ICONV and S-LANG instead of NCOURSES enabled at
> compile time.
> I am using Mutt 1.5.9i and have no problems with ISO-2022 with the
> following config.

Firstly a huge thank you.  Now, you've shown me where to look.  (As I
said in my original post, I wasn't sure if this was a FreeBSD issue,
mutt issue or xterm issue.)

I'm actually using muttng (At the time, it had something that mutt-devel
didn't have, and I've just never bothered to switch back.)  

It's almost midnight here (EDT) so I probably won't get to it tonight.
However, here is my mutt -v 
- ------------------------------

Mutt-ng devel-r804 (based on Mutt 1.5.11/2005-09-15)
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 Michael R. Elkins and others.
Mutt-ng comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `muttng -vv'.
Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `muttng -vv' for details.

  FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT (i386)
External Libraries:
  ncurses 5.2
  libiconv 1.9
  DB4 4.1.25
Compile Options:
Built-In Defaults:

To contact the developers, please mail to <>.
To visit the Mutt-ng homepage go to
To report a bug, please use the fleang(1) utility.

Mutt-ng is based on the following patches written for mutt:


- ---------------------------------------------------

I'm leaving your mutt -v here for comparison.

> :mutt -v
> [..]
> Compile options:
> ISPELL="/usr/bin/ispell"
> SENDMAIL="/usr/sbin/sendmail"
> MAILPATH="/var/mail"
> PKGDATADIR="/usr/share/mutt"
> SYSCONFDIR="/usr/etc"
> EXECSHELL="/bin/sh"
> [..]

- ------------------------------------------------------------

> I use a utf-8 enabled terminal and kick mutt as follows:

I kick it off with either LC_CTYPE of ja_JP.UTF-8 or en_US.UTF-8
depending upon whether I simply type mutt in mlterm or use a fluxbox
keybinding.  (the result with ISO-2022-JP is the same however.

> We could better help you if you give us more info like version compile
> options etc.

Shown above---I think I just took the defaults, but will probably play
with it more tomorrow.   (In my first post, I wasn't sure if mutt was
what I should be looking at, so didn't include it then.)

> Hope this helps.

As I said, it most certainly does, it shows me where to start digging.

Thank you again.

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