Bug 18706 - Your Mailman fails on diacritics in names
Summary: Your Mailman fails on diacritics in names
Alias: None
Product: freedesktop.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Mailing lists (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: fd.o Admin Massive
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Reported: 2008-11-25 18:18 UTC by Richard Hartmann
Modified: 2010-03-22 15:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Richard Hartmann 2008-11-25 18:18:09 UTC
From what I know, diaciritcs should work.

(pasting an email to the list)

Just a warning, it seem that the mailman setup on
lists.freedesktop.org chokes on diacritics.
So don't use special characters in the name.

I tried to input my name with diacritics and I got this nice message:

Bug in Mailman version 2.1.9

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of
traceback and other system information has been explicitly inhibited,
but the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs.

As a test sting you can use my name "Eddy Petrișor" (that charaters
you might not see correctly is "s comma", unicode point 0x021A) and
there are several such other characters -- see
http://wiki.debian.org/L10N/Romanian/CommaTransition for details about
comma characters)
Comment 1 Tomáš Chvátal 2008-12-01 07:23:26 UTC
Confirm this bug.
Works when i write my name as "Tomas Chvatal" but fails when i write it as "Tomáš Chvátal".
Comment 2 Benjamin Close 2009-07-22 18:08:21 UTC
Hi Tomáš, thanks for the report. With anyluck we'll be upgrading mailman in the not too distant future and this issue I believe is fixed in later versions.
Comment 3 Tollef Fog Heen 2010-03-22 15:25:13 UTC
I seem to have managed to subscribe using a non-latin1 name now, so I'll mark this as closed.

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