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Re: [vox] SquirrelMail on Linux with multi-Language support
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Re: [vox] SquirrelMail on Linux with multi-Language support



This is interesting - what sort of problems were you having with the courier
packages? what platform, and what version?

i am using:
fungus:/home/dylan# dpkg -l | grep courier
ii  courier-authda 0.37.3-2.3     Courier Mail Server authentication daemon
ii  courier-base   0.37.3-2.3     Courier Mail Server Base System
ii  courier-imap   1.4.3-2.3      IMAP daemon with PAM and Maildir support
ii  courier-imap-s 1.4.3-3.3      IMAP daemon with SSL, PAM and Maildir
ii  courier-pop    0.37.3-2.3     POP3 daemon with PAM and Maildir support
ii  courier-pop-ss 0.37.3-3.3     POP3 daemon with SSL, PAM and Maildir
ii  courier-ssl    0.37.3-3.3     Courier Mail Server SSL Package
ii  courier-webadm 0.37.3-2.3     Web-based administration tool for the


... and haven't experienced said problems....or it could be that i just
haven't *noticed* them yet!

perhaps this was related to an encoding issue? was it stripping the 8th bit
from EUC or shift-JIS encoded text? most of my traffic is using plain old
JIS, so its 7bit streams seem to be doing just fine. i am pretty sure
though, that when i tested sending EUC, shift-JIS, and unicode messages they
were fine.. but i could be wrong- it was a long time ago--

thanks for the info-

dylan

on 03.6.17 4:55 PM, ME at dugan@passwall.com was reported to have writen:

> SM website is nice. They have a wiki. I added the process there so others
> can contribute:
> http://www.squirrelmail.org/wiki/en_US/SupportingMultipleLanguages
> 
> I was using the courier-imap debian package but it did not have support
> for Japanese or other multi-byte asian symbolic character sets.
> 
> The mb options for PHP permit reading messages and searching through
> messages. The gettext options permits use of locales to alter the SM menu
> names so they are links written in the selected languages. (Makes language
> selection kind of like a regional mod to user interface to SM.)
> 
> the unicode option in courier-imap just enables all of the character sets
> that the courier source knows about.
> 
> This makes my users so much happier. :-D
> 
> -ME
> 
> dylan said:
>> Thanks for the info!
>> 
>> until the most recent version of squirrel mail, i had a bit of trouble
>> getting it to handle japanese text. the lastest version made it quite
>> simple.
>> 
>> however, the info on recompiling PHP and courier (both of which i use for
>> my
>> servers) are quite interesting. i haven't noticed any problems receiving
>> unicode text from my courier server (installed from a debian package), but
>> i
>> will try re-compiling it this summer.
>> 
>> you are correct, though, there is little documentation on getting linux up
>> to speed on multi-lingual text processing.
>> 
>> Dylan
>> 
>> on 03.6.17 4:09 PM, ME at dugan@passwall.com was reported to have writen:
>> 
>>> keywords: language, squirrelmail, locales, multibyte, character set, SM
>>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> I use SM for my domain, and I speak English. However, some of my users
>>> are
>>> from foreign countries. Kasakstahn, Taiwan, China, Japan, Bulgaria,
>>> Denmark, Germany, etc. and their first languages were not English.
>>> 
>>> As a result of wanting to get Japanese and Chinese Characters working in
>>> messages so the end users need not alter their web browsers' character
>>> set, I found a method for enabling users to define their own languages
>>> to
>>> be used with SM (SquirrelMail.)
>>> 
>>> Procedure:
>>> 1) Install all of he locales you plan to use or offer your users of
>>> different languages. (I installed all of them just in case I get another
>>> foreign user on my box.)
>>> 
>>> In Debian 3.0:
>>> # dpkg-reconfigure -plow locales
>>> 
>>> 2) Install your web server. If you use a packaged web server that uses
>>> modules, then --with-apxs=/path/to/apxs as an arg for the php build is
>>> useful.
>>> 
>>> 3) Why build your own php? many prepackaged php doe not include
>>> multi-byte
>>> character s-et support by default.
>>> 
>>> When you build your own php-4.3.2 from source, include the options:
>>> --enable-mbstring --enable-mbregex --with-gettext
>>> Along with any other options you use with your php install.
>>> (Suggested also include this, but not necessary for ML support AFAIK)
>>> --with-pear and if your apache install uses apxs with modules then:
>>> --with-apxs=/path/to/apxs
>>> )
>>> 
>>> 4) Why build courier-imap by hand? Many pre-packaged courier-imap
>>> servers
>>> do not come pre-build with full unicode support for all of the charsets
>>> that courier-imap is capable of using.
>>> 
>>> When you configure your courier you will want to add:
>>> --enable-unicode
>>> to any other config options you choose to use to enable all supported
>>> multi-byte unicode charsets that courier-imap knows about (in src).
>>> 
>>> 5) After all are installed, use of SM 1.4.x or later can permit users to
>>> select languages for default composition and display of email messages.
>>> ALSO, many of the menu names/items (Compose Addresses Folders Options
>>> Search Help Calendar Fetch Directory) and links available from within a
>>> SM
>>> session are translated! Woot!
>>> 
>>> I can see these link names in Japanese, Bulgarian, Danish, German,
>>> Russian, and English! (Of course, I can't read them, but my users can!)
>>> (Also, many more languages are supported.)
>>> 
>>> This rocks!
>>> 
>>> **NOTE: I had to set my default locale to "none" for consistent work.
>>> **NOTE: not all plugins and buttons have had their words translated, but
>>> most (if not all) core options are translated.
>>> **NOTE: I have just started doing this, but due to a lack of docs on how
>>> to make this work, some sort of info on how to do this might be useful
>>> to
>>> others out there.
>>> 
>>> Thanks to irc.freenode.net 's #squirrelmail channel user:
>>> valcor!valcor@netdork.net for suggesting the piece that I was missing:
>>> locales for the specific langs I wanted to use other than English.
>>> 
>>> -ME
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
>>> Version: 3.12
>>> GCS/CM/IT$/LS/S/O$ !d--(++) !s !a+++(-----) C++$(++++) U++++$(+$)
>>> P+$>+++
>>> L+++$(++) E W+++$(+) N+ o K w+$>++>+++ O-@ M+$ V-$>- !PS !PE Y+ PGP++
>>> t@-(++) 5+@ X@ R- tv- b++ DI+++ D+ G--@ e+>++>++++ h(++)>+ r*>? z?
>>> ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
>>> decode: http://www.ebb.org/ungeek/ about:
>>> http://www.geekcode.com/geek.html
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> vox mailing list
>>> vox@lists.lugod.org
>>> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are
>> evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
>> -Albert Einstein
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