UTF-8 Output support for Pine

As of v4.63, the popular text-mode email program Pine cannot convert emails from their source character set to UTF-8. For those who receive emails from many parts of the world, it is very annoying to have to frequently change your terminal's character set to read an email in a different character set. (Strangely, pine can convert FROM UTF-8 to 8-bit terminal character sets, just not the other way around!)

There is at least one patch for Pine to accomplish UTF-8 output. However, it is rather large, depends (or appears to depend) on other patches, uses external Unicode libraries instead of the one already in pine, and is only available up to v4.61 of Pine.

So here is a really small patch that achieves a similar result.


Last updated 2/8/2005 by John Dalgliesh