A challenge to the ASCII proponents.

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Fri Jul 18 06:54:10 CEST 2003


"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:

> So what do you think about this message?:
> 
> [non ASCII characters]
> 
> Look Ma, no markup.

Yeah, but that only works if everyone's expecting the same encoding.  I
just see garbage non-ASCII characters, for instance, with my lowly
Netscape 4 newsreader.

> And not every character uses two bytes, either.

Looked like it was probably was here, I saw what looked very strongly
like eight double-byte characters (and two bytes each).

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