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Re: [Nmh-workers] Handling non-ASCII

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Handling non-ASCII
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:21:40 +0100

Hi Lyndon,

> > I'm not so crazy about "." as a replacement character, though.  How
> > about this: if your locale is UTF-8 we use the standard UTF-8
> > replacement character (U+FFFD, rendered as “�”), and any other
> > locale we use a regular old "?".  That seems more intuitive to me.
> '?' has a visual density similar to alphabetic characters, so it also
> obscures the valid text.

Yes, but is this such an occasional and unusual situation that it
deserves to be signalled noisily?

> He?r??e i???s s??o?me g?arb??l?ed tex??t.
> He.r..e i...s s..o.me g.arb..l.ed tex..t.

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    Updated Estimate: ?3,141.00

Cheers, Ralph.

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