Re: [Kind of OT] Why's this look like gibberish to me?
On 26/04/2008, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> T24gRnJpLCBBcHIgMjUsIDIwMDggYXQgMTo1OCBQTSwgR2lsbGVzIE1vY2VsbGluIDxnaWxsZXMu
> >> bW9jZWxsaW5AZnJlZS5mcj4Kd3JvdGU6Cgo+IExlIEZyaWRheSAyNSBBcHJpbCAyMDA4IDE1OjUw
> I do not think the problem is with UTF-8. If it were, you'd see two (or
> more) strange characters instead of accented letters or letters of other
> writing systems. It does not look like that.
> I think the problem is that the message is coded in base64, even if it
> is (mostly) plaintext.
You are correct. The text quoted translated to this:
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Gilles Mocellin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Le Friday 25 April 2008 15:50
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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