Re: Who can read UTF-8 in email today?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Oct 19 1998 - 15:57:40 EDT

I sent my report privately, but I might as well get it out there:

Netscape Messenger 4.06/NT (the mailer that comes with Netscape
Communicator) cannot cope with UTF-8; it thinks UTF-8 and UTF-7 are
both UTF-7. This is *not* true of Netscape Navigator viewing
plain UTF-8 text. Furthermore, Messenger utterly ignores the
charset option of the Content-Type header, forcing the user to
switch encodings manually.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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