non-ascii email forwarding failures

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Mon Feb 25 21:56:53 PST 2019

On Tue 2019-02-26 00:33:33 -0500, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
> Message contains characters with unknown encoding.  Really send? (y or n) y
> Use ASCII as charset? (y or n) y

The right answer in 2019 is to use UTF-8 as a charset, everywhere.  How
to convince message mode to do that, i don't know.

Presumably your locale is configured as $something.UTF-8 (fr_CA.UTF-8
perhaps?).  Maybe there's some other setting that would also be useful,
though.  hopefully someone with deeper emacs-fu can weigh in here.


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