Re: UTF-7,5

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Tue Jul 15 1997 - 10:39:58 EDT

    Martin> USENET is 8-bit clean, and this includes C1. Big-5 (traditional
    Martin> Chinese) runs nicely on Usenet and contains C1. For newsgroups
    Martin> that want to use Unicode, UTF-8 is certainly a better choice,
    Martin> because all the rest of the Internet is moving towards UTF-8 (see
    Martin> RFC 2130).

Big5 ranges are
 byte1: 0xa1-0xf9
 byte2: 0x40-0x7e and 0xa1-0xfe

A better C1 test would be using SJIS for Usenet posts.
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