Re: unknown symbols
|From:||Lars Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 7:23|
2008/10/28 David McCann <david@...>
> Incidentally, Steven's post arrived in my daily digest as
> "U29tZXRpbWVzLCByaW5nLWJ" and so on. It's lucky I can read it at Yahoo.
> Am I the only one to get garbage from Brown's server?
That looks like the body of Steven's mail was base64-encoded when it
left his system, which is a valid and standards-conforming way of
doing it, often chosen by the mail program when there's more than a
few non-ASCII characters in the mail.
To create a valid digest containing such mails, however, the listserv
must either use the multipart/digest MIME-type to construct it, or it
must decode the mails, convert them to a common character set,
assemble them and maybe encode the whole thing again.
I'm subscribed to individual messages, so I don't get the problem. And
without checking how an actual digest looks 'on the wire', I can't
tell you if the listserv is doing it wrong, or if your mail reader
just doesn't understand what it is doing.