Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

TECH: Unicode (Re: some Bukisi)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 17:15

Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...> writes:
> Hey! > > On Sunday 13 February 2005 18:52 +0100, Matt Arriola wrote: > > > I know some (all?) of you can't > > see unicode, > > That is not (completely) true.
Well, the sentence with is true if you use 'some'. :-)
> If you tell your mail client that > your mail is in Unicode by setting the encoding of the mail > accordingly, it should work.
But only if the mailer (or newsreader -- I'm using a newsreader to read this group) is Unicode aware, of course, which mine is not. To read a message in Unicode that for same lucky reason did not get mangled by Listserv or anything else, I have to use a Web browser and have a look at the archives. Not really too comfortable for me. So, still, *some* people definitely cannot read Unicode here. At least not well. That's probably what links to the web are for: I myself cannot live well without UTF-8 anymore in my browser, for example. :-)
> It is true, though, that you need to be careful with Listserv and > Unicode since Listserv doesn't like a whole range of characters.
Exactly. That's one reason why I'm not too eager to change my set-up -- Listserv is not fully prepared for Unicode either. **Henrik