As far as I know internet mail protocols still can't assume that all 8 bits
in byte will pass from source to destination, therefore UTF-8 can't be used
as default code for message body, before the body is MIME-d.
And the implementor actualy asked how to MIME with UTF-8, and for the
I don't know which are these, but I think I understood what he asked.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: G. Adam Stanislav [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 4:00 PM
> At 19:57 24-01-2000 -0800, Jonathan Coxhead wrote:
> > That's good news, so I tried to find an R F C to point him to; but
> >all I could see was R F C 1641 (at, e g,
> ><ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc1641.txt>), which seems seriously out
> >of date.
> Point him at RFC 2279 for the definition of UTF-8 and to RFC 2277 which
> states that all Internet protocols must support UTF-8. These can be found,
> among other places, at ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2279.txt and
> ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2277.txt respectively. If he needs sample
> source code, he's welcome to see my i18n tools found at my
> http://www.whizkidtech.net/i18n/ page.
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