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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 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 encodings.
> 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 the listserv.
> > See also this: > > > > "éšzn??" > > ("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 > control-capital-z).
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 mean. Oh, and FWIW, in your reply, the e-acute and s-caron came back to me unscathed.
> > It frustrates me greatly. > > Well, don't be surprised. You're using a computer after all :)
Heh. True. Paul


John Cowan <cowan@...>
Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>