In message <9810160027.AA10060@unicode.org>
Murray Sargent <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Donald's UTF-8 file should begin with a UTF-8 BOM in order to identify it
> as a UTF-8 encoded file. The starting bytes should be 0xEF 0xBB 0xBF.
> These bytes are discarded when reading the file in and added when writing
> the file out.
Don't be silly. It might be helpful to do so for some applications that
attempt to autodetect encodings, but it's not necessary.
What Donald did do wrong (or rather his software/OS did) was to label the
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=ISO-8859-1; name=MES
That totally scuppers display of the attachment in a charset-aware mail
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