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Re: [Bug-apl] Can anything be done about the mailer's choice of encoding

From: Elias Mårtenson
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Can anything be done about the mailer's choice of encoding?
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:30:05 +0800

He seems to be using the email digests. It's possible that the digest feature doesn't take encoding into account. That wouldn't surprise me given how old and unmaintained the listserv software is.


On 5 February 2014 15:28, Jay Foad <address@hidden> wrote:
The emails I get are full of beautifully rendered APL. Maybe it's a
problem with your mail client? I'm reading them in Gmail.


On 5 February 2014 05:44, David B. Lamkins <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'd really like to follow bug-apl via email, except that the mailer
> doesn't seem to grok Unicode. All non-ASCII characters get replaced with
> a `?'.
> Looking at the headers, I see (excerpted):
> ...
> From: address@hidden
> Subject: Bug-apl Digest, Vol 6, Issue 4
> To: address@hidden
> Reply-To: address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:16 -0500
> Message-ID: <address@hidden>
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> ...
> If I'm correct in assuming that Content-Type and
> Content-Transfer-Encoding have been set by the mailer, then that
> suggests that the mailer is folding Unicode to ASCII and wiping out all
> that beautiful APL code. :(

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