From: Andreas Prilop <>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 18:35:45 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 5 Aug 2011, Doug Ewell wrote:

> UTF-8 has the property of being easily detected and verified
> as such, which solves part of the Google Groups problem
> (inability to detect which SBCS is being used).

No, it doesn't solve. The schoolboys working for Google are so dumb
that they even assume UTF-8 when it is impossible. Example:

> The other part of the problem is the practice of using
> heuristics to override an explicit charset declaration,

How could that be justified? Nobody, no program does that -
except Google Groups. If a document (web page, e-mail message,
news message) does have a charset declaration, then this charset
*must* be respected.

Google Groups is now infamous in Germany for <BEEP>ing up
special, non-ASCII characters.

The schoolboys from Google failed again:
Received on Fri Aug 05 2011 - 11:39:55 CDT

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