[ntp:questions] list posts in UTF-8

jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com
Mon Oct 27 05:35:01 UTC 2008

Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
>> Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> There IS a mailing list for those who prefer mail to news or for those 
>>> who don't have access to news.  Comcast has announced that it will no 
>>> longer offer access to net news effective 28 October 2008.
>> Yeah, there are lots of groups with a mail gateway.
>> That doesn't change the fact the base is a usenet news group.
> Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

In the case of comp.protocols.time.ntp, AIR the mailing list came first.

But that's irrelevant.

Jim Pennino

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