Charset for newsgroups file
Felix E. Klee
felix.klee at inka.de
Wed Nov 3 12:35:17 UTC 2004
On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 09:43:37 -0800 Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Anyone: Is an extension planned that solves this problem?
> The solution is to mandate UTF-8 encoding and make all news readers
> understand that.
A bad idea, IMHO: Currently most news readers seems to assume Latin-1
encoding and people will continue using current readers for years to
come. A simple solution to the problem would be mandating that the
encoding is specified on a line in the newsgroups file (e.g. "\encoding:
UTF-8"). Another solution would be introducing an NNTP command that
returns the encoding. And so on ...
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