Re: UTF-8 BOM (Re: Charset declaration in HTML)

From: Steven Atreju <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:07:54 +0200

Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:

 |> For example, this mail is
 |> written in an UTF-8 enabled vi(1) basically from 1986, in UTF-8
 |> encoding («Schöne Überraschung, gelle?»
 |No, it isn't:
 | Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Oh, it's really terrible. I do have 'reply-in-same-charset' set,
so as to not trouble people with less sophisticated mailers, and
it seems the mailer maybe ignores the 'sendcharsets=utf-8' if the
same-charset ISO-8859-1 is sufficient to represent the content!
What a considerate mailer! So, for you

  41744 S+ 0.0 1288 ttys004 9:29pm 0:00.06 nail -f &
  41753 S+ 0.0 756.)ttys004 9:35pm 0:00.03 vi -c set sw=2 /tmp/RepfAbEB

and righteousness, this time without reply-in-same-charset and
encoding=8bit and i bet it comes out as UTF-8 on the other end:

  «Böses Erwachen folgte pünktlich, prompt und ohne Verzögerung.»

(And, just in case -- the Google translation is a bit too rude.)

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