UTF-8 newsgroup name feedback

Julien ÉLIE <julien@trigofacile.com> Sat, 30 January 2010 09:57 UTC

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Hi all,

For they who are interested, I have just sent a newgroup
control article for local.test.υτφ8 so that you could
retrieve it and eventually process it (changing "local"
to whatever you want):


Note for inn-workers
I confirm it works fine with INN provided that we remove
the check for [^a-z0-9+_\-] in a newsgroup name (enforced
by controlchan).  I suggest that we remove it in INN 2.5.2.
We can reintegrate a better check with allowed UTF-8 values
in future versions of INN.

Note for USEFOR
In case someone wants to see what the result is, you can use
news.trigofacile.com on port 119.
The trigofacile.test.υτφ8 newsgroup has been created in UTF-8.
It is readable by everyone.

If you want to post, authenticate with user "test" and password

The group properly shows up in LIST ACTIVE and LIST NEWSGROUPS.

Unfortunately, Windows Mail is unable to post to it...  It says
the group does not exist and refuses to send my post.
Well, let's crosspost then to trigofacile.test.υτφ8 and trigofacile.test.

And what does Windows Mail send to the server?

Newsgroups: =?UTF-8?Q?trigofacile.test.=CF=85=CF=84=CF=868=2Ctrigofacil?=\r\n
Followup-To: =?UTF-8?Q?trigofacile.test.=CF=85=CF=84=CF=868?=\r\n

Gosh, that's not a success at all for Windows Mail :-/

Julien ÉLIE

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