[ntp:questions] list posts in UTF-8

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Oct 27 07:52:36 UTC 2008

David J Taylor wrote:
> There are free text-only news providers out there, and low-cost 
> subscription ones.  Just because one ISP drops news servers it shouldn't 
> be a problem for anyone.

Quite.  A lot of people also use Google groups.

> BTW: I consider this a Usenet newsgroup, with an add-on mailing list, but 
> that's probably just because it's how I started.  Is there any reason why 

It's also my understanding that the newsgroup came first.

> NNTP per-se should mangle non-ASCII characters?  I always write ASCII "u" 
> rather than the Greek "mu", but that's mainly laziness!

NNTP is just one transport used for USENET, although I'm not actually 
aware of any transports still in use that are not eight bit clean for
non-control characters.

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