Re: Summary of the situation with the composition process — thoughts wanted

Joshua Cranmer Pidgeot18 at
Tue Jun 21 23:47:04 UTC 2011

On 6/21/2011 4:24 PM, David Bienvenu wrote:
>  Re just sending in utf8, yeah, that's enormously appealing. I'd love
>  to hear from people in other locales (e.g., Japan) if there's any
>  reason not to always do that.

According to <>:
>  This is critical for Japanese users. Some Japanese are really really
>  conservative about the mail format. Some people even filter the all
>  non-ISO-2022-JP messages. (It is an efficient spam filter for those
>  who are not intrested in foreign messages.) Others believe that they
>  can't use UTF-8 in mail body unless they have a private agreement
>  each other. Moreover, some Japanese mobile phones and Webmails still
>  do not cope with UTF-8.

That comment is 2 years old, but it also brings up a point that some 
people may be using charsets as (a really, really poor) proxy for spam 

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not 
tried it. -- Donald E. Knuth

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