From: Markus Scherer (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 02 2006 - 16:12:17 CDT
If you can verify that your email path is 8-bit-clean, you can use
UTF-8 directly. Otherwise, UTF-7 is a bit more compact than
For storage of text other than email, UTF-8 is preferred.
For processing, most Unicode-aware software uses UTF-16, most
squeeze-Unicode-into-char* software uses UTF-8, and occasionally
UTF-32 is worth the bandwidth penalty.
On 6/2/06, Richard Wordingham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ... you have to read it using a
> browser that supports UTF-7! Firefox supports it but IE 6.0 does not.
Yes it does, I just tried it. I copied & saved the sample text from
appendix A from RFC 2152 as a .txt file and viewed it with IE 6, Opera
8.54, and Firefox 1.5. With IE, I selected View/Encoding/Auto-Select.
With the others, I chose UTF-7 explicitly.
UTF-7 is Windows code page 65000, if I remember correctly. One of the
long-supported ones. UTF-8 is 65001.
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