[Lazarus-other] [Lazarus] lazarus archive [increasingly OT]

Martin lazarus at mfriebe.de
Fri Sep 7 20:14:53 CEST 2012

On 07/09/2012 16:54, waldo kitty wrote:
> it actually decoded pretty much on google translate... it didn't make 
> much sense but ;)
> gotta wonder what happened there...

Well the netiquette (afaik) does not say if I should use ansi, utf8, 
utf16 ... That is because when it was written (nearly 20 years ago) 
those things weren't there (or no one bothered).

So I tried utf16 big Endian. Only my mailer did set the encoding, yet 
made the content utf18. Arghhh

It is just there are many good thinks in the netiquette, but equally 
there are things in there which in my opinion do no longer make sense 
today: For example html mail. Back then the majority of readers could 
not deal with it, and it did cost bandwidth. Today only a very small 
minority of readers has an issue, and bandwidth is not an issue either 
(besides utf32 encoded latin text quickly takes more space than a few 
html tags).

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