[ntp:questions] list posts in UTF-8
Rob van der Putten
rob at sput.nl
Mon Oct 27 12:45:01 UTC 2008
David Woolley wrote:
> Strictly speaking, there is no standard that permits non-ASCII material
> on USENET, although the de facto position is that MIME is permitted.
> There are still some important USENET user agents that are not MIME
> aware and USENET can get transported over non-TCP channels.
From RFC 3977;
Although the protocol specification in this document is largely
compatible with the version specified in RFC 977 [RFC977], a number
of changes are summarised in Appendix D. In particular:
o the default character set is changed from US-ASCII [ANSI1986] to
UTF-8 [RFC3629] (note that US-ASCII is a subset of UTF-8);
That's transport, not content.
For content the RFC refers to MIME.
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