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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 10:43:09PM -0800, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2008 8:27 PM, s. keeling <keeling@nucleus.com> wrote:
> >
> > email was intended to be ASCII (or something discernable as it), and
> > we have MIME attachments to deal with the rest.  I don't need or want
> > anything more than that from email.  Apologies to those (the rest of
> > the Universe) for which ASCII is inappropriate.  For me, email is
> > text.  My text (English) is ASCII.
> I agree that email should be text, not html, and that it should be saved
> in a standard format (but which one? All mbox varieties have problems,
> MH format has problems, and Maildir and Maildir++ have problems).
> However, I vehemently disagree that email should be ascii.  This is
> 2008 and the planet is more united than it has ever been. Unicode,
> particularly utf-8 should be and is the new standard. Users of the
> Latin alphabet, and especially English speakers, have no reason
> to complain since utf-8 is backwards compatible with ascii.
> Any slight disadvantages unicode might have are more than
> outweighed by the communication barriers it breaks down.

If you managed to see the letters in Dotan's signature, you probably
don't have a problem with UTF-8.

Unfortunetly I can see the characters of chineese / korean spam in mutt
as well (or with any other decent mail client of a recent version)
And no - I can't read it.

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