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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

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On 02/06/08 00:43, 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

But that's how the US maintains it's hegemony over the Internet...

Well, that and the fact that (compared to "calligraphic",
pictographic & hieroglyphic languages) Greco-Latin alphabets are
small, simple, regularized, easy to print, and a perfect basis for
extensible vocabulary.

> 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.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
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