Knack of processing accents

Peter Rauch anamaria at GRINNELL.BERKELEY.EDU
Thu Aug 8 18:51:41 CDT 1996

> Date:         Fri, 9 Aug 1996 00:30:39 +0000
> From: Jacques Melot <melot at ITN.IS>
> Le fait de ne pouvoir en pratique ecrire qu'en ASCII sur TAXACOM est
> provisoire (il faudrait convaincre l'administrateur -- par Jim Beach? --
> d'employer MIME ou un equivalent au plus vite).

I'm not sure what you are asking for here. Do you know of some feature
of LISTSERV (by L-Soft) which would take undefined character sets and
decide what set they are and proceed to encode them in a way that would
then make them readable to the variety of software in use by each of
the subscribers of Taxacom? I don't.

Let me know and I'll turn it on!  ;>)

(If you send a MIME-encoded message to Taxacom, it will be sent out to
the subscribers with all your MIME encoding. If the reader (i.e.,
subscriber) has a MIME-compliant mail reader, those encoded messages
will be decoded; they may or may not decode into 100% readable text,
depending on what display character sets you have on your system. The
listserver has no role in that process.)

And, what do we do with all the subscribers who don't have access to
MIME-compliant readers? MIME encodings are surely less readable than a
"ascii-fied" French alphabet.

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