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