Re: Communicator Unicode

From: Alain LaBont\i SCT (
Date: Thu Sep 25 1997 - 09:53:49 EDT

A 02:45 97-09-25 -0700, Martin J. Dürst a écrit :
>On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Alain LaBonté - SCT wrote:
>> What I say is that there are ways to better the life of users in doing
>> something simple like assuming that the character set used for plain text
>> (most messages have at least such a part), of for the first part of plain
>> text, if you wish, is the same one used for the headers... If that would be
>> a clear convention, taht would be much more useful that the current
>> -tags dogma.
>An even simpler convention would be to allow raw UTF-8 in headers.
>Regards, Martin.

[Alain] :
I would prefer that it be recognized without tags as UTF-8 if the first
recognizable (i.e. externally tagged by a "kosher" MIME statement, of
course) character set encountered in the body of the message would be
UTF-8. This would be more general, and also correspond to a current tacit
real-life practice (heretic, of course, but so useful!)



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