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|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 4, 2003, 17:23|
On 4 Nov 2003 at 1:43, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> What client are you using?
Pegasus Mail http://www.pmail.gen.nz/
I've been using it since early DOS versions, and it IMO it kicks
complete ass. It is, except for the teensy issue of Unicode support,
just about 100% funcitonally complete.
> Does it actually have a Unicode setting?
No. It ís capable of handling just about any 8-bit format you care to
throw at it, but it simply isn't capable of handling Unicode
> it might help to turn it on if it does.
Ya think? ;-)
> The Listserv is converting your mail
> from quoted-printable to 8-bit (iso8859-1 i.e. Latin 1), but it seems to
> leave UTF-8 messages alone.
I don't know that there's I lot I can do to change the behaviour of
> > See also this:
> > "ézn??"
> > ("e-acute, s-caron, z-acute, n-undercomma, IPA-script-a, greek-ksi")
> That looks more like something trying to be the Windows-specific encoding
> rather than either UTF-8 or Latin-1
That's what I said. It can do WGL4, but not Unicode.
> (the second character I got was
> control-capital-u-acute, though in replying it seems to be
What do you mean by "control"? To me, "control" in this context means
"subtract 64 from the ASCII value", but I suspect that's not what you
Oh, and FWIW, in your reply, the e-acute and s-caron came back to me
> > It frustrates me greatly.
> Well, don't be surprised. You're using a computer after all :)