Re: Encoding (was Re: What to Call Non-Conlangers (meta-messag)
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 4, 2005, 13:57|
On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 15:23:04 +0200, Dan Sulani <Dansulani@...> wrote:
> How is _this_ post coming through?
> What format _should_ I be using? ISO? Windows? Western Europe?
iso-8859-1 is good, unless you're using certain characters such as
"smart quotes" or em dashes, in which case windows-1252 (aka "Western
Europe") is more honest.
> Eastern Europe?
I assume this is either windows-1250 or iso-8859-2; either should
work, but you should probably only use those if you need certain
Eastern European characters (e.g. Polish letters such as e-ogonek or
n-acute, or Hungarian o-with-double-acute, etc.).
> Unicode (which one?)?
Hm... UTF-8 is probably the most widely-supported (by email programs)
encoding for Unicode, but occasionally, UTF-8 characters are mangled
by the list. (I believe it depends on which bytes are used to encode a
given character, so only certain character ranges are affected.)
UTF-7 is list-safe but not quite as widely-supported.
In general, though, I'd use the first one from this list that contains
all the characters you want to send: us-ascii, iso-8859-1,
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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