Re: Introducing Unicode in E-mail to the average user

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2008 - 17:28:32 CST

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    On Feb 6, 2008 2:37 PM, Markus Scherer <> wrote:

    > Is it possible for you to survey your community for which email
    > clients they use? Then you could verify that everyone's client
    > supports Unicode. You could even send an email in UTF-8 with some
    > interesting characters and have members reply and confirm that it
    > works. If you had a small minority of members using non-UTF-8-capable
    > email clients, you might be able to encourage them to switch.

    I hope that my experience is isolated, but very recently I've
    encountered the attitude "never had to switch, never will" as a
    response to my e-mail that contained a few UTF-8 characters. Somewhat
    surprisingly, these characters were intact in the quote.


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