Re: UTF-7 - I'm not really smarter

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Tue Mar 28 2006 - 11:59:13 CST

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    Jon Hanna wrote:

    > wrote:

    >> I read the RFC 2152 and I don't understand, wheter this UTF-7 encodes
    >> another encoding such as UTF-8 or does encode the Unicode codecharts
    >> directly.
    >> Reading this RFC, I got the feeling it only encodes UTF-16 encoded Texts,
    >> but I think that's not true.

    > UTF-7 is an obsolete means of encoding unicode characters.

    It's not without its uses. It's the only way I know of posting arbitrary
    text in Yahoo groups from the web pages (though e-mailing posts also works).
    Unfortunately, viewers have to manually tell their browser the post is
    encoded in UTF-7, and IE 6.0 does not support UTF-7.


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