Re: Subject lines in UTF-8 mssgs? [was:

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 12:21:30 EDT

From: "Antoine Leca" <>
> Michael Kaplan wrote:
> >
> > UTF-8 *is* required for languages that do not support such an encoding,
> > Tamil.
> Why? ISCII or TAM/TAB99 (3 times lighter) are forbidden for Tamil?

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I was referring to Outlook Express,
which does not support either encoding.

Windows 2000 will support the ISCII code pages as code pages, but only for
"legacy" reasons. I have been able to successfully convert text to and from
them to Unicode using MultiByteToWideChar and WideCharToMultiByte, but
Microsoft does not consider these languages to have "code pages" which is
why GetLocaleInfo with the LOCALE_IDEFAULTANSICODEPAGE flag does not return
them, even on Windows 2000.

In any case, my comments referred specifically to OE.

> Of course, they have to be properly announced, which is difficult with
> them since they cannot be registered at IANA (nobody wants to do it).

Also very true. IE supports them on Windows 2000, but of course FrontPage
and other tools that would be able to edit such pages do not. This confirms
the "legacy only" status of these code pages.


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