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Mangling Unicode (was: Fwd: Gzarondan: Spelling Review)

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Saturday, October 16, 2004, 20:02
Paul Bennett wrote:

> Ordinarily, you could also use something called UTF-8 to send Unicode > messages, which can be read by more people. However, the software that > runs the mailing list occasionally (and, for all practical purposes, > randomly) mangles UTF-8 characters. I think we ought to perform some kind > of research to find out exactly which characters are mangled in this way, > but here and now is probably not the environment. It has to do with their > underlying bytes containing values 128-160, IIRC, but there's no simple > memorable way to tell which actual characters will be effected.
If I remember correctly some tests we made about a year ago, they showed that the Listserv mangles Unicode Cyrillics (usual KOI8 and Win-1251 are safe) and Georgian. -- Yitzik


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>