[ntp:questions] list posts in UTF-8

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 27 03:36:54 UTC 2008


jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
> Ryan Malayter <malayter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
>>
>>> That may be what you expect, but you can get it 1usec (1 micro second).
>> Is there something wrong with the mail gateway and Unicode? I posted
>> my message as text/plain with charset=UTF-8, which has been an IETF
>> standard for more than a decade. And my message does, in fact, appear
>> correct with UTF-8 characters such as "l" (Greek Small Letter Mu,
>> Unicode 03BC) in the list archives at:
>> https://lists.ntp.org/pipermail/questions/2008-October/020235.html
>>
>> However, all replies to my message were in 7-bit charset="us-ascii",
>> which of course mangles the non-ASCII chasracters.
>>
>> So is it the pipermail gateway that is not Unicode compliant, or is it
>> the MUAs of the respondents that is at fault? If it is the list
>> itself... well, isn't it absurd to restrict content of a mailing list
>> to 7-bit us-ascii? It is 2008, not 1988.
>>
>> Regards,
> 
> This is usenet, not a mailing list.
> 
> 

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