Re: Communicator Unicode

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Thu Sep 25 1997 - 13:21:33 EDT

Ar 02:45 -0700 97/09/25, scríobh Martin J. Dürst:
>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
>> 7-bit-ASCII-for-eternity-everywhere-as-an-universal-default-encoding-without
>> -tags dogma.
>An even simpler convention would be to allow raw UTF-8 in headers.
>Regards, Martin.

That is true. I speak as one who has had to live through the experience of
the silliest of all silly arrangements, where subscribers to some of the
lists in the GAELIC-L@LITSERV.HEA.IE family ccould use 8-bit in the body of
their msgs, but could only use 7 in the headers! Try explaining that sort
of contradiction to a newbie (new member) of any e-mail discussion list!:-(

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