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Re: [Nmh-workers] I like neither green eggs and ham nor MIME

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] I like neither green eggs and ham nor MIME
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:26:13 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >> Also, I do not think you could accurately represent the Principia without
 > >> some of the mathematical symbols available in Unicode. I mean, it's hard 
 > >> to
 > >> do a\xB2 + b\xB2 = c\xB2,
 > So ... this brings up something where we didn't do a good job.
 > I sent out my original reply to Norm's email with the line:
 >      a² + b² = c²
 > Those superscript 2's are the Unicode character U+00B2.  Looking at the
 > mailing list archives, they got sent out encoded in quoted-printable, maybe
 > because one of my lines was a little too long.  So the actual text looked
 > like:
 >         a=C2=B2 + b=C2=B2 =3D c=C2=B2

the copy i received was charset utf-8, encoding base64.  no q-p to be seen.


 > The character set was UTF-8.  As far as I know, that's all good.  However,
 > Norm's reply wasn't so great.  It was sent with a character set of UTF-8
 > (good), encoded in quoted-printable (also good), but the line he quoted
 > above contained:
 >      a=B2 + b=B2 =3D c=B2
 > Which are the superscript '2's, but in ISO-8859-1.  So we've got a situation
 > where the email I sent out was, AFAIK, correctly encoded, but somewhere
 > at Norm's end the UTF-8 characters got converted into ISO-8859-1 (which
 > is fine), but the character set of Norm's reply to me was set to UTF-8
 > (which is NOT fine).  I'd like to understand how that happened so we can
 > fix it in the future (I am guessing maybe this happened in your editor).
 > Norm, which editor are you using to compose/reply to email?  Are you
 > using anything like replyfilter? (You would have had to configure that).
 > Anything you can tell us about your setup would be useful.
 > --Ken
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 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 63.3 degrees)

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