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Illegible emails

From: G F Mueden <gfmueden@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:56:41 -0500
Message-id: <07B828E3C6C74D63A1DB7AF3B1A10454@LENOVO708B8F82>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3c.org>
Cc: "Aries Arditi" <arditi@verizon.net>
I finally looked at a couple of NYTimes emails, both News Alerts, but one 
good and one bad.  WORD showed me that the good one used
CHARSET=US-ASCII and 7BIT and it enabled my choice of font, important for 
those with poor contrast sensitivity.
The other used charset=utf-8 and
8BIT, and disabled my choice of font.

Questions, please > Are there any standards that apply here, i.e. for 

What is the significance of those two different formats?  Why choose one or 
the other?

G F Mueden  ===gm===
Received on Monday, 14 November 2011 02:57:38 UTC

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