Subject: Re: Setting locales (or: how to get Elm to use the right charset)
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/2000 13:13:47
On Sat, Jan 08, 2000 at 09:16:54PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > Variable LANG should do.
> Hmm, I thought that too, but it does not work.
> Now, after testing again, it does no work for elm, but works otherwise:
> But elm still does not send mails with 8 bit chars in ISO-8859-1 coding,
> and, even worse, it does not display them!

This is what I have in .elm/elmrc, which might help:

# list of Character Sets, which are more or less a superset of US-ASCII
# so we know that we can display messages with charset=US-ASCII without
# help of metamail
compatcharsets = ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-2 ISO-8859-3 ISO-8859-4 ISO-8859-5 ISO-8859-7 ISO-8859-8 ISO-8859-9

# name of Character Set which the display supports. This is independent
# of the above "charset".
displaycharset = ISO-8859-1

(though you may want -2 rather than -1)