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

From: Alain LaBonté  (
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 13:27:27 EST

À 09:41 2000-02-09 -0800, Erik van der Poel a écrit:
>Alain wrote:
> >
> > [Alain] Again with email software in French. I use the latest Eudora Pro
> > 4.2 French version (a very fine package with advanced parallel features for
> > simultaneously handling multiple email accounts input, output and editing)
> > and when I receive a MIME-tagged header indicating Windows-1252 (it happens
> > everyday, usually from Outlook as a lot of my correspondents use this very
> > fine package too), it does not get decoded. I then say to my correspondents
> > to use 8-bit encoding even in headers (turn off QP option), but that does
> > not solve the Mac-PC-Unix-EBCDIC communication problem for my language.

>If you get caught in a rip current in the sea, the best thing to do is
>swim "sideways" (at 90 degrees to the current), instead of swimming into
>the current. If you swim into the current, you will get tired, and
>This is not a very good analogy, because it just leaves you out in left
>field, and the mainstream will pass you by, ignoring you, and you won't
>see it any more...

[Alain] Not sure I understand what is intended. There are many
interpretations, some white, some black, some grey, one thing and its
opposite, and all shades in between.

Alain LaBonté

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