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Re: UTF8 source files


2013/5/3 Lorenzo Marcantonio <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 09:12:50AM +0200, Edwin van den Oetelaar wrote:
>> I checked the patch with GEdit, Vim, Geany, Notepad and HexEdit.
>> The original text shows as a mu sign ( in html &mu; )
>> changes the text into an A circumflex  ( in html &Acirc; ) followed by
>> a mu sign.
>> In Hex it shows : 0xB5 0x6D changed into 0xC2 0xB5 0x6D ( where 0xC2
>> is the A circumflex)
> There was a problem in the mail. Looking into it says:
> --=_liftoff-vm-8872-1367554803-0001-2
> Content-Type: text/x-patch; name="felix.patch"; charset=iso-8859-1
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> Content-Disposition: attachment;
>  filename="felix.patch"
>  X-Mime-Autoconverted: from 8bit to quoted-printable by courier 0.68.2
> Thunderbird fault, it converted it to latin-1 before sending:D
> Dick should try to put it in a zip or something to force 'as-is'
> transmission by the mailer. Or otherwise find a way to coerce
> thunderbird to use utf-8

I am certain this will happen in the future too, when we least expect
it. (giving strange problems)
Flashback : It reminds me of the problems that existed with
web-browsers, when people pasted stuff from their text-editor (like
Word) into html textarea boxes to publish articles... oh the old days.
Maybe the UTF-8 should be 'escaped' using hex notation? How do other
folks handle this?
Edwin van den Oetelaar

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