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Unicode vs The Rest Of The World (Again) (was Re: Re: Le tilde a-t-il été utilisé en français?)

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Friday, April 30, 2004, 21:35
Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 04:46:48PM -0400, Paul Bennett wrote: > >>More worrying than the mere adoption rate is that the List Server itself >>is **severely** broken when it comes to UTF-8 (and presumably any other >>full 8-bit encoding). It takes byte values (inside message bodies, I don't >>know about inside attachments) 128 thru 149 and subtracts 128 from them, >>leaving you with multi-byte UTF sequences that at best point to the wrong >>character and at worst form a broken character that is unprintable. > > > Which would be bad enough if it were just the more typical "8-bit > characters get munged; you must use 7-bit encoding methods" problem. > But that's not the case. The mail server understands the various MIME > 8-to-7-bit encoding techniques, reverses them, and *then* does > the replacement anyway just as if the message arrived in 8-bit mode.
Are you sure about that? I've gotte Unicode messages from the list without problems before. I think it may be some people's clients doing weird conversions.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>