RE: 8859-1, 8859-15, 1252 and Euro (bis)

From: Alain LaBonté  (
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 11:58:59 EST

À 16:02 2000-02-09 +0000, a écrit:
>Alain LaBonté wrote:
> >Example of horror stories:
> >>To: =?Windows-1252?Q?Alain_LaBont=E9?= <>
> >>Subject: =?Windows-1252?Q?Papier_=E0_lettre?=

>A friend of mine is experiencing a similar nightmare. Any clue as to why the
>Subject and other fields are "corrupted" this way?
>Can something be done on the receipient's end, without asking the senders to
>change their MIME options? (My friend is managing an international mailing
>list, so it would be quite troublesome to ask all the subscribers to do

Turn off 7-bit fake-8-bit-encoding on output. Called QP in Eudora,
differently in Outlook, I believe. I give this advice to all my
correspondents and they are always better off. They thank me so much ! It
requires an 8-bit-clean system, which is the de facto norm in
non-English-speaking environments nowadays anyway, and more and more in the
English-speaking world as well.


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