RE: Subject lines in UTF-8 mssgs? [was: Proposal to make ...]

Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 12:24:05 EDT

Don't forget that your mail server and MTA *also* can modify the character
set of your message and have a role in interpreting your results..

One possibility is that the receiving end isn't enabled to handle the
character set tag on the subject line (you know, the thing with the
question mark). It's a common problem with some (especially
web-based) email systems... even if the RFC is pretty clear on the
subject. Sadly this is the first thing I check in mail systems and it is
often broken.



Addison P. Phillips Principal Consultant
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On Thu, 13 Jul 2000 wrote:

> Jaap Pranger wrote:
> > This wil not help very much when you send UTF-8 messages. Your
> > Subject lines in those messages show up completely "garbled", at
> > least in my non-UTF-8-aware email client. OK, that's my problem.
> > But mostly other people's UTF-8 messages show 'neat' Subject
> > headers.
> > What's going on, why this difference?
> Ooops!
> Of course, when my messages return back to me through the Unicode Lists,
> they look OK on my own system. But I occasionally see the problem myself, in
> other people's messages.
> As far as I can understand, the choice of the outgoing charset is highly
> automatic in MS Outlook 2000. I suspects it depends on the combination of
> characters that I (or the system) used in the various fields of the e-mail.
> Can you mention one specific occurrence of muddled subject sent by me? I am
> curious to see what combination of settings and/or "strange" characters I
> used.
> _ Marco

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