[Ltru] Solving the UTF-8 problem
dewell at roadrunner.com
Mon Jul 2 01:50:22 CEST 2007
John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:
>> 1. UTF-8 doesn't play well with e-mail, which is invaluable for
>> discussing changes on the ietf-languages list and sending the changes to
>> IANA (stated by several).
> I note for the record that your message arrived encoded in Latin-1 but
> tagged "utf-8".
(For reference: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180.)
When I saved the sent message as a text file and then opened it in a hex
editor, I saw the UTF-8 sequences. So it may have been changed somewhere
along the way. Maybe I should have included a non-1252 character somewhere.
In any case, I don't dispute that e-mail support for UTF-8, whether in
clients or gateways, is unreliable. I suggested an approach to get around
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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