Re: UTF-8 in Netscape

From: Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Wed Jul 16 1997 - 19:34:44 EDT

Markus G. Kuhn wrote:

> "Unicode Discussion" wrote on 1997-07-11 23:09 UTC:
> > > You're right. I believe that NSC has a bug in it; it seems to
> result
> > > in UTF-7, even though I selected UTF-8.
> >
> > No, this is not really a bug. We simply don't allow you send out
> email
> > in certain encoding. We always convert UTF8 back to UTF7 when we
> send
> > out email.
> Why? I would like to use UTF-8 in the 8-bit encoding on the e-mail
> connection! The email systems are today sufficiently 8-bit
> transparent
> since all the sendmail security upgrades, and even if not, my ESMTP
> software would encode the 8-bit UTF-8 as on the fly as quoted
> printable
> UTF-8 in the few very rare cases where the other side speaks only old
> 7-bit SMTP.

It is a good point. I will consider adding UTF-8 for mail encoding
instead of using UTF-7

> Cosmetic bug report: The correct notation is UTF-8 and not UTF8.
> Communicator 4.0 menus lack the hyphen, and since many people will
> hear
> about UTF-8 the first time by seeing it in Netscape menues, it would
> be very useful if you could fix this typo. Thanks!

Which version are you talk about ? Window, Mac or UNIX ?

> Markus
> --
> Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
> University, Indiana, USA -- email:

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