Dan Oscarsson wrote:
> If you want to use a printable escape character, use one really seldom used.
> For example latin-1 0xb8 (¸). tilde is a too common character.
The trouble is that UTF-7 was defined for email purposes, and ~
often doesn't pass through email gateways to EBCDIC worlds correctly.
+ and - are used for the same reason they are used in Base64:
they have the same codepoint in all ASCII-compatible charsets,
and also the same codepoint in all EBCDIC variants.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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