Charset for newsgroups file
cbiedl at gmx.de
Wed Nov 3 12:48:08 UTC 2004
Felix E. Klee wrote...
> 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,
The best idea. Although the transition is indeed a big problem.
> IMHO: Currently most news readers seems to assume Latin-1
> encoding and people will continue using current readers for years to
And will never change unless there's the pressure to do so. By the way,
it seems to me that OSes are actually moving towards Unicode .
> 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 ...
Instead of another re-invention of the wheel: There is already that
inline encoding for RfC-822 headers, the =?iso-8859-1?q?...?= stuff.
Never again such annoying *censored*, please.
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