I recognise that this seems to be an old issue, so I guess the short version of the question is has mime handling in repl (so, for example, non-UTF8 text being quoted in a reply turns up as UTF8, not as '=91' etc.) progressed at all since 2012?
-- Long version: Non-UTF8 messages appear fine when I 'show' them, but when I 'repl' all non-UTF8 characters are in '=91'/'=92'/'=96' format. The main offenders are Windows-1252 messages. Any suggestions where I should look for what's causing this? I'm using system default mhl.format and mhl.reply, which respectively have the following 'body' lines: body:nocomponent,overflowtext=,overflowoffset=0,noleftadjust body:component="> ",overflowtext="> ",overflowoffset=0 .. is this the same issue as described here?  "Fixing decoding of quoted messages in replies" https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2010-10/msg00006.html  "repl and mime handling" https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2012-01/msg00172.html .. at first I thought that mhfixmsg might help, but things seem to end up in even more of a mess after (for example) 'mhfixmsg -reformat -replacetextplain'.. Conrad -- nmh-workers https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/nmh-workers