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Re: [debian-user] International Characters

>--[Arne Goetje]--<20030910antispam@gmx.net>

> On Tuesday 14 October 2003 15:03, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 23:58, Tom wrote:

> Also keep in mind that especially asian people do not use UTF8 as encoding
> but their local one (SJIS, Big5, GB2312, etc.). These ones are not
> compatible with UTF8 and you will only see garbage even if you have the
> right fonts installed.


> For them to view in emails you have to use a mailclient which supports all
> these charsets and can change between them on the fly (like K-Mail does),

Sorry, but any mail client that doesn't cope with recoding (i.e. elm, pine)
should be put into history's garbage pile. And mutt copes quite fine with
it, as does konsole (KDE's terminal) (unlike xterm, which will happily
display stuff using the configured latin1 font even when you're in

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