[OT] Clobbering non-ASCII characters (was: Re: North Frisian dialects)

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Sep 17 17:51:25 CEST 2010

Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi at gmx dot net> wrote:

>> Off-topic rant: why does the digest still clobber non-ASCII
>> characters?
> Perhaps because John's mail used `Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64`.

Base64 encoding should have preserved any non-ASCII characters, not
cause them to be converted to question marks.

In any case, the letter in question showed up just fine in the Web
interface, so the problem wasn't with the way John sent the message.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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