Re: Communicator Unicode

From: John Gardiner Myers (
Date: Mon Sep 15 1997 - 13:43:59 EDT

Yung-Fong Tang wrote:
> And to a positive side, some specs still need something like UTF-7. One of
> the example is the new IMAP4rev1 spec- RFC 2060. It use a MODIFIED version of
> UTF7 (it is not UTF7) for the mailbox name instead of UTF-8. Why ? ask the
> author (I forget the reason he give me.... )

Not UTF-8 because it was desired that we not completely break previous

Modified because it was desired that the server be able to handle the
names without decoding them and UTF-7 used characters (namely '/') that
could be interpreted as hierarchy separators.

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