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From: Siddharth Chandrasekaran <>
To: "gitster" <>
Cc: "git" <>
Subject: git-am fails for emails with UTF8 characters in email header
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:37:24 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Hi Junio,

My email server (zoho) puts leading UTF-8 non-breaking spaces ("\xC2\xA0")
when folding long mail headers. Due to this, git-am is failing as it expects
only '\t' or ' ' characters.

RFC2822 [1] on page 7 states:

> The general rule is that wherever this standard allows for folding white
> space (not simply WSP characters), a CRLF may be inserted before any WSP.

It appears the RFC isn't too strict about ASCII only headers (correct me if I'm
wrong here); ergo, if the mail file is in UTF-8, isn't logical to expect UTF-8
whitespace characters also to be allowed in the fold/unfold of headers?

I was able to get git-am to work with modifications to read_one_header_line()
in mailinfo.c need your view on whether a patch is necessary for this. If so, I can
send a patch for this.



             reply	other threads:[~2019-09-13 20:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-13 20:07 Siddharth Chandrasekaran [this message]
2019-09-13 22:20 ` git-am fails for emails with UTF8 characters in email header brian m. carlson

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