[ntp:questions] list posts in UTF-8

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Oct 27 18:36:35 UTC 2008

On 2008-10-27, Rob van der Putten <rob at sput.nl> wrote:

> Ryan Malayter wrote:
>> So is it the pipermail gateway that is not Unicode compliant,
> Does it just convert mail to news? On news to mail as well?

Pipermail is just Mailman's archive mechanism. It has _nothing_ to do
with the gateway.

> So what does this look like?

FWIW I received this article from my ISP's upstream news-server. Here
are the relevant headers:

| Path: kostecke.net!s02-b32!num01.iad!npeer02.iad.highwinds-media.com! \
| 	news.highwinds-media.com!feed-me.highwinds-media.com! \
| 	cyclone1.gnilink.net!gnilink.net!nx02.iad.newshosting.com! \
| 	newshosting.com!news2.euro.net!newsgate.cistron.nl!xs4all! \
| 	transit4.news.xs4all.nl!post.news.xs4all.nl!not-for-mail
| User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv: \
| 	Gecko/20080829 Iceape/1.1.12 (Debian-1.1.12-1)
| MIME-Version: 1.0
| Newsgroups: comp.protocols.time.ntp
| Subject: Re: list posts in UTF-8
| References: <5d7f07420810261914i4e6ebe47l61937e523065d3bc at mail.gmail.com>
| In-Reply-To: <5d7f07420810261914i4e6ebe47l61937e523065d3bc at mail.gmail.com>
| Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed
| Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
| Lines: 47
| Message-ID: <4905bcfb$0$184$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl>
| X-Trace: 1225112827 news.xs4all.nl 184 [::ffff:aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd]:4480

I am using slrn packaged for Debian Stable (version in
both a 'screen in ssh in an xterm' session and at an 80 column x 60 line
console (using using a font chosen for readability) and on the standard
80x25 Linux console.

> Euro: ?

This is a hex 3F and renders as a question-mark everywhere.

> mu: µ

This is a hex B5 and renders properly in the xterm and the 25 line
console. It looks like a squashed upper-case A with an acute accent on
the 60 line console.

> z-caron: ?

This is a hex 3F and renders as a question-mark everywhere.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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