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Re: Reading non-ascii characters, recognise an encoding


From: Heinz Rommerskirchen
Subject: Re: Reading non-ascii characters, recognise an encoding
Date: 12 Sep 2002 10:13:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Andrew Torda <address@hidden> writes:

> I sometimes have trouble (maybe always) reading mail from some
> Europeans with their representation of non-ascii characters.
> Typically, a word looks like
>    f=FCr
> whereas they intend it to look like 
>    fur
> with two dots (umlaut) over the "u".
> Their mail header says that the message is iso-8859-1 encoding,

They (or more probable their mail program) lied, 'f=FCr' is *not* latin-1
but quoted-printable. See the page 'Article Washing' in the Gnus info,
especially the entry 'W q'.


-- 
Regards

Heinz


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