[sylpheed:32014] G_FILENAME_ENCODING?

Andreas J. G ajg at inbox.com
Sat Jan 12 11:44:03 JST 2008


When I first start Sylpheed, I get a message that goes like this:

The locale encoding is not UTF-8, but the environmental variable G_FILENAME_ENCODING is not set.
If the local encoding is used for file name or directory name, it will not work correctly.
In that case, you must set the following environmental variable (see README for detail):



Quit / OK

What is this? I use ISO-8859-15 for encoding, will this pose a problem for Sylpheed? Do I have to worry about the message at all?

I do not wish to find my emails corrupt or wrongly encoded after I fetch them all, or find out in 2 years that I can't import the mails into another e-mail client... :)

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