[rfc-i] open issues: character sets of examples

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Tue Jun 5 02:24:01 PDT 2012


>I have my LANG variable set "correctly" in order to display
>20 years of EMail, News, docs and Sourcecode and occasionally filenames
>that contains iso8859-1 chars (predominantly german umlauts, but
>also some others).   Switching to UTF-8 locale is simply not an option,
>because it would break a LOTS of things with exactly ZERO benefit,

Wow, what a lot of broken software.  I use Alpine in a gnome-term in
UTF-8 mode, and it works fine.  Alpine is quite able to look at the
character sets in message headers and render them appropriately, even
when they're not UTF-8.

R's,
John


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