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authorKrzysztof Mazur <>2012-10-09 23:02:56 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-10-10 07:33:40 (GMT)
commit62e0069056ed11294c29bae25df69b6518f6339e (patch)
tree3bd80750f09d38d7b3d7349609d4ff352e87c22a /Documentation/git-send-email.txt
parentdc01f880a53e56d4a5c6f30cb2d7b9412e17bfe7 (diff)
git-send-email: introduce compose-encoding
The introduction email (--compose option) have encoding hardcoded to UTF-8, but invoked editor may not use UTF-8 encoding. The encoding used by patches can be changed by the "8bit-encoding" option, but this option does not have effect on introduction email and equivalent for introduction email is missing. Added compose-encoding command line option and sendemail.composeencoding configuration option specify encoding of introduction email. Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Mazur <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -126,6 +126,10 @@ The --to option must be repeated for each user you want on the to list.
Note that no attempts whatsoever are made to validate the encoding.
+ Specify encoding of compose message. Default is the value of the
+ 'sendemail.composeencoding'; if that is unspecified, UTF-8 is assumed.