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Re: [Nmh-workers] repl and mime handling

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] repl and mime handling
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:17:46 +0000

Hi Aleksander,

> For English-speaking countries UTF-8, in majority, means ASCII, they
> can see no difference.

I don't think that's the case.  Even North Americans, who have $ in
ASCII, still find ‘ ’ “ ” and … cropping up, especially when services
automatically convert ` ' " " and ....  And then there's £ and €.

> As an advantage they can use foreign names like Moebius in original,
> this makes message more readable.  But I'm afraid they wouldn't be
> happy with message written in Russian, Chinese or Korean. 

The UTF-8 fonts on systems like Linux, and I assume Windows and Mac too,
handle these just fine;  Cyrillic, Chinese, and Japanese spam turns up
here daily and mhshow copes.

> But restrict the entire nmh to utf-8 charset would cripple system.

What language/charset/locale is it that you have where UTF-8 causes

Cheers, Ralph.

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