MIT Mailman User Guide:
Language Options

MIT Mailman

Mailman now offers the option to set the default language for a list, as well as options for other languages supported by the list administrative interface.

These are the options available on the Language Options Screen:

Language options

Natural language (internationalization) options.
Default language for this list.
Details for preferred_language: This is the default natural language for this mailing list. If more than one language is supported then users will be able to select their own preferences for when they interact with the list. All other interactions will be conducted in the default language. This applies to both web-based and email-based messages, but not to email posted by list members.
Languages supported by this list.
English (USA)
Spanish (Spain)
Portuguese (Brazil)
Encode the subject prefix even when it consists of only ASCII characters?
Details for encode_ascii_prefixes: If your mailing list's default language uses a non-ASCII character set and the prefix contains non-ASCII characters, the prefix will always be encoded according to the relevant standards. However, if your prefix contains only ASCII characters, you may want to set this option to Never to disable prefix encoding. This can make the subject headers slightly more readable for users with mail readers that don't properly handle non-ASCII encodings.

Note however, that if your mailing list receives both encoded and unencoded subject headers, you might want to choose As needed. Using this setting, Mailman will not encode ASCII prefixes when the rest of the header contains only ASCII characters, but if the original header contains non-ASCII characters, it will encode the prefix. This avoids an ambiguity in the standards which could cause some mail readers to display extra, or missing spaces between the prefix and the original header.

Never Always As needed

MIT Updated April 28, 2003. Copyright © 2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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