[Mimedefang] Re: Plug-in to transcode messages
philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Wed Mar 7 23:27:57 EST 2007
David F. Skoll wrote:
> Philip Prindeville wrote:
>> The point is to use the smallest charset your message
>> will fit into.
> I can see your point, but you're being chauvinistic towards
> English and European languages. If I want to write a message
> consisting only of:
> why can't I use a narrower encoding than UTF-8?
I'm not being chauvinistic. I didn't come up with the
But yes, it is English-centric. Then again, so is SMTP,
FTP, HTTP, etc. since they all use USASCII and
Rather than "HELO" in SMTP, why not have "CIAO"
or "SALUT"? ;-)
And as for compactness of notation? Why bother?
Interoperability has always been more important
Look at base64 or quoted printable.
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