Re: Encoding for Mail and News?
In <[🔎] email@example.com>,
on Sat, 21 Oct 2000 10:43:04 +0900 (JST),
on Re: Encoding for Mail and News?,
> matthies> My question is, what is really used in practice, and where can I find
> matthies> evidence that using something else would be a bad idea?
> iso-2022-jp definitely.
> Shift-JIS is specific for Windows and Mac while EUC is specific
> for UNIX/Linux. Shift-JIS and EUC are not recommended for email
> and news even though some mailers can handle them.
> Please refer to RFC822 and RFC1036 in detail.
There is fj.* newsgroups in Japan, and the most of the articles
are encoded in iso-2022-jp. Many people blame you if you send
an euc-jp or shift-jis encoded article on those groups.
I don't know much about other newsgroups (tnn.*, japan.*) in Japan,
but I think that they are same in this point.
There may be some special case where inside of some specific organizations
there used are mails encoded in shift-jis, but it is required to use
iso-2022-jp to encode Japanese mails when they send their mails outside of
their local network.
Taketoshi Sano: <firstname.lastname@example.org>