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Re: [Nmh-workers] re repl'ing to msgs with utf-8 From & Subject

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] re repl'ing to msgs with utf-8 From & Subject
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:52:20 +0100

Hi steve,

> > I would not be so sure about 2) ... I know that Cyrus IMAP used to
> > reject mail messages with headers that contained non-ASCII
> > characters.  And to me the biggest problem is the encoding contains
> > the only place where the character set is listed.  The only times
> > I've seen "bare" UTF-8 is in spam messages.  Maybe it works fine,
> > but at the very least you're going to have character set issues.
> This is probably a digression, but FWIW I'm pretty sure raw the UTF-8
> non-breaking space (0xa0)

U+A0 is NO-BREAK SPACE but it's not UTF-8 encoded.  That would be 0xc2
0xa0 so an extra top-bit-set byte would also be present.  Perhaps you're
thinking of ISO-8859-1 or Windows-1252.

> and various raw windows-1252 character encodings (e.g. 0x2e for full
> stop) are somehow fairly common. 

0x2e is also 7-bit ASCII.  ;-)

Cheers, Ralph.

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