Re: [Kind of OT] Why's this look like gibberish to me?
2008/4/26 s. keeling <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Why would I be _for_ switching? I'm a unilingual Anglophile. utf-8
> would gain me nothing. I'm glad utf-8 (et al) finally exists for
> those of you who who can use it or need it. However, it's irrelevant
> here. I only know English, and can puzzle out some words in other
> related western European languages.
> I'd guess my $HOME probably is mostly uncompressed text, source and
For you, there is no real reason to switch. However, there are those
who use proprietary encodings such as cp-* who's mail ends up as
gibberish to the rest of the world. If you are ASCII-only, then no
advantage to you. Carry on.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?