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  1. KMail Issues

    My problems are two-fold:

    In KMail, word wrap is enabled, but for some reason doesn't wrap when the
    composer window reaches the column width I have chosen.

    In addition, the maximum column width is set at 78, while I prefer 96, although
    in KNode I can set it however I want.

    How can I alleviate these (admittedly minor) issues?

    Thanks in advance.
    --
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  2. Re: KMail Issues

    Raoul Duke wrote in alt.os.linux.ubuntu
    () on Mittwoch 09 Juli 2008 05:15:

    > My problems are two-fold:
    >
    > In KMail, word wrap is enabled, but for some reason doesn't wrap when the
    > composer window reaches the column width I have chosen.


    That works for me with KMail 1.9.6 - unless I try to type a word longer
    than 78 columns, which won't be broken into two. Wild guess: perhaps KMail
    isn't recognising your space character properly. :-S

    > In addition, the maximum column width is set at 78, while I prefer 96,
    > although in KNode I can set it however I want.


    Seems like you can't - I just tried setting something higher in the config,
    but KMail seems to ignore that and set it to 78. A quick google doesn't
    seem to turn up anything relevant, either.

    --Reinhold

  3. Re: KMail Issues

    On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:20:16 +0200, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:

    > Raoul Duke wrote in alt.os.linux.ubuntu
    > () on Mittwoch 09 Juli 2008 05:15:
    >
    > [...]
    >> In addition, the maximum column width is set at 78, while I prefer 96,
    >> although in KNode I can set it however I want.

    >
    > Seems like you can't - I just tried setting something higher in the config,
    > but KMail seems to ignore that and set it to 78.


    It's recommended to use a value of 72 which allows a quoting depth of
    four (each of which is marked by prepending a "> " sequence).
    The "78" max. value seems to be based on the assumption that email
    correspondence is quoted at most once.

    Anyway, the OP seems to think he should use a value based on his
    personal screen setup while in fact he should consider (a) quoting,
    (b) his partner's email readers and (c) a printing setup with a
    monospaced font that allows at most 80 characters per line.

    And even if the OP had total control over all his partner's
    reading/writing/printing setup a value of 96 is by far outside the
    range of 40..80 chars/line that humans are usually comfortable with.


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  4. Re: KMail Issues

    In Matthias Watermann:

    [Snip...]

    > And even if the OP had total control over all his partner's
    > reading/writing/printing setup a value of 96 is by far outside the
    > range of 40..80 chars/line that humans are usually comfortable with.


    Bingo. IMO, anybody who insists on sending unmangeable text like that for
    me to read will be assigned to the bozobin if they aren't reasonable.

    FWIW, I can probably count such bozos on one hand, after all these years.

    JMO; YMMV...

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  5. Re: KMail Issues

    Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
    > Matthias Watermann wrote:
    >

    .... snip ...
    >
    >> And even if the OP had total control over all his partner's
    >> reading/writing/printing setup a value of 96 is by far outside
    >> the range of 40..80 chars/line that humans are usually
    >> comfortable with.

    >
    > AFAIC, you're right. Yet I think that KMail should rather *allow*
    > lines to be longer but annoy the user if they are, e.g. by
    > displaying a warning, everytime one sends an email that as a
    > larger line size.
    >
    > IOW, it's not KMail's place to decide how badly the user ****s
    > up their and others' mail reading experience.


    However there are specifications (see the RFCs) for the maximum
    line length. 80 is an absolute max, 72 is usual, and 67 is better.

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  6. Re: KMail Issues

    * CBFalconer wrote in alt.os.linux.ubuntu:
    > Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
    >> Matthias Watermann wrote:


    > ... snip ...


    >>> And even if the OP had total control over all his partner's
    >>> reading/writing/printing setup a value of 96 is by far outside
    >>> the range of 40..80 chars/line that humans are usually
    >>> comfortable with.


    >> AFAIC, you're right. Yet I think that KMail should rather *allow*
    >> lines to be longer but annoy the user if they are, e.g. by
    >> displaying a warning, everytime one sends an email that as a
    >> larger line size.


    >> IOW, it's not KMail's place to decide how badly the user ****s
    >> up their and others' mail reading experience.


    > However there are specifications (see the RFCs) for the maximum
    > line length. 80 is an absolute max, 72 is usual, and 67 is better.


    Classic coming from you. Might even be sig worthy!

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    David
    Those who don't understand Linux are doomed to reinvent it, poorly.
    -- unidentified source

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