Re: Emacsen MUA
On Sat, 13 Dec 2003, J. wrote:
> Daniel Pittman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> Does a message necessarily need to be MIME when it uses
>>> non-ascii characters?
>> Yes. :)
>> Seriously, email without MIME is defined to be US-ASCII 7-bit only in
>> the standards. Most mailers pass 8-bit these days, but not all, and
>> without a MIME type you can't trust the eighth bit to mean what you
>> intended for all your readers.
> You are right. When MIME was mentioned, I had in mind multipart
> messages but this is something else.
> Thanks for remind this.
*nod* Speaking of MIME, I must apologize for mangling your name in the
last message. Gnus used to do this right, and didn't in the last
message, so this is kind of a test...
What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot,
into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of
personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color
of the blot itself.
-- Lewis Mumford