Charset for newsgroups file

Toon van der Pas toon at
Mon Nov 1 10:02:59 UTC 2004

On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 07:52:49PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Oct 31, "Felix E. Klee" <felix.klee at> wrote:
> > I wonder what character set should be used in the file newsgroups
> > containing newsgroup descriptions.  I tried UTF-8, but I didn't find a
> > single news reader that interpreted that correctly.
> Yes, this is the problem. Whatever you use, it will be wrong for some
> users. For it.* I'm still using Latin-1 and will probably keep doing so
> until newsreaders will start to understand UTF-8.

For the record: LATIN-1 is comparable with ISO-8859-1 and ISO-8859-15,
if I'm not mistaken.

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