Re: Euro character in ISO

From: Robert Brady (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 15:56:06 EDT

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Frank da Cruz wrote:

> Perhaps you're suggesting the Unix 'mail' should become a translation
> agent between the character set of the mail and that of the user's
> terminal? I hope not, since given that practically any character set
> anybody can dream up is "MIME-compliant" as long as it's tagged, then
> every mail program must know how to convert from every character set in
> existence to every other one.

Yes, it damn well should. And this is easy, as there is a standard Unix
function that knows how to do this. (it's called iconv).


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