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Re: UTF-8 recommendation [Was: a few problems in O-charset-lang.html]

From: Jungshik Shin <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 02:27:28 +0900
Message-ID: <410D2800.4000204@i18nl10n.com>
To: kuro@sonic.net
Cc: www-international@w3.org, public-i18n-geo@w3.org

Jungshik Shin wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Aug 2004, KUROSAKA Teruhiko wrote:

>>to invest.  From this experiment, I have to sadly conclude
>>that UTF-8 is not for prime time use as an e-mail encoding.
>   As long as your recipients use modern email clients instead of
> relying on 'stupid, out-of-date' web mail services, UTF-8 is
> perfectly fine. Unfortunately, there are a lot of web mail
> users. My rule of thumb is to use UTF-8 except when sending to
> web mail users.

I forgot to note that Qualcomm Eudora doesn't count as a modern email 
client. It's ironic that some employees of Qualcomm took part in writing 
MIME-related RFCs, but Eudora's support of MIME (especially on Windows) 
is poor at best. Perhaps, Qualcomm is big enough to have communication 
barriers sprinkled all over the company.

Received on Sunday, 1 August 2004 13:28:07 UTC

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