Re: help required

From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Mon May 09 2005 - 10:53:08 CDT

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    Dear Faraz:

    The problem you are facing is not unique. Unfortunately, there are no simple
    answer to your question. Many issue in your application or other's
    application may cause problem.

    I wrote a paper last year about how to category 'garbage' and hopely next is
    a 'process' of how to identify why such 'garbage' got produce. You are
    welcome to read that paper. You can find the link about the paper as well as
    the presentation in
    "Software Defect Patterns which Break Text Integrity" [v1.0 in
    in doc <>] [v1 in
    doc <>] [v1.1 in
    ppt <>] , The
    Twenty Fifth International Unicode Conference, Washington DC, March-April

    since Email system involve an open system and the problem can happen in
    other people's system, I don't think it is easy for you to address. Hope
    this will help though....

    And BTW, in this kind of situration, there are many WRONG ways to fix the
    problem. IF you take the WRONG way, it may looks like you fix the problem,
    but two monthes later you will find when some company make a small change,
    your whole fix just went away. So... be careful.

    2005/5/7, faraz siddiqi <>:
    > Dear All
    > AOA
    > i hope u all must be joying your positions at present iamworking on a web
    > application in unicode (urdu) at present i am working on email editor to
    > email in unicode urdu i have designed front end and will use .net smtp
    > assembly for backend functionality,i have installed urdu regional settings
    > component with phoenetic keyboard on my pc its all right but the problem is
    > when i email,recepient recieve it in the form of garbage like folowing line
    > i am writing it in pure urdu
    > میرا نام فراز Ú¾Û' اور میں Ù†Û' ایم سی ایس
    > Ú(c)راچی یونیورسٹی سÛ' Ú(c)یا Ú¾Û'
    > n i m not sure as to which format u guys recieve this line i thought to
    > supply phoenitic keyboard dll and my font as a package so that end user may
    > read in urdu after proper installation but this idea wont work also cos i
    > email myself and open on the same machine i recieve it too in the form of
    > garbage do you guys have solution? pls let me know cos deadline have to
    > elapse soon, n i found noway to get rid of this situation.i change my
    > browser settings to utf-8 encoding its all right for some email servers like
    > hotmail and netscape but some websites like yahoo and gmail doesnt support
    > too pls tell me the solution if any one know
    > *Faraz Siddiqi*
    > IGT & E (C/G) GHQ Ministry of Defence Chaklala Cantt Rawalpindi
    > 0300-5348722 0333-2604790

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