Re: Communicator Unicode

From: Alain LaBont\i - SCT (
Date: Fri Sep 19 1997 - 18:57:06 EDT

A 02:31 97-09-19 -0700, Martin J. Dürst a écrit :
>On Sat, 13 Sep 1997, Kent Karlsson wrote:
>> PS
>> There seem to still be a problem in getting a "transfer-encoding"
>> of 8bit for e-mail headings. There is no way of saying that anyway,
>> only "?Q?" (for Q-P) and "?B?" (for Base64) seem to be allowed.
>> Please correct me if I am wrong!

[Alain] :
It seems to me that, even if it might appear heretic, one should assume, in
absence of tags for headers, that the character set used is the same as the
message body's.

With GUI presentation of messages it would not be a major problem, as
anyway the message is never displayed before full reception. For non GUIs,
it would be just too bad, but certainly not worse than today. Right now,
because of a dogma, it is wrong in all environments that do not cheat.

Alain LaBonté

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