[Alpine-info] Alpine is converting ? to ??
markrcrispin at panda.com
Fri Mar 6 17:34:36 PST 2009
On Fri, 6 Mar 2009, Mike Miller wrote:
> Darned Americans and their ASCII! I really want to get everything working
> with the right charsets and settings on my Ubuntu system. Based on what you
> are saying, I think UTF-8 should be my goal.
Yes. Unfortunately, I don't know of a good pedagogical resource. But, by
default, Ubuntu should be using UTF-8 unless you did stuff to change it.
> As one of the inventors of MIME, I'm sure you take for granted knowledge of
> many things that most of us have barely heard of. I do understand most of
> what you are telling me but there probably will be some challenges for me to
> make everything work.
There were lots of mistakes made in the design of MIME. In this
particular case, it was the failure to recognize that there would be mail
servers that append little turdlets to the end of messages.
> Thanks again for your message and for all of your excellent work on
> Pine/alpine and on this list.
I'm just a user of Pine/Alpine. I have done nothing with development in
that software for 10 months.
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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