Foreign words

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Dec 20 10:53:41 UTC 2006

On 20/12/06, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at> wrote:
> I love KMail.  I didn't even notice that message was in HTML.  It also sends
> messages in whatever encoding is necessary by default, so it will use
> whatever you need for people to be able to see your «àç(c)ߧ καρακτερ0ς € and
> whatnot.
> At least nobody has ever complained about not being able to decipher special
> characters.  I only assume this actually works as I expect.

In the case of the Greek characters that you added, there are 3 Greek
encodings, including one very popular Microsoft encoding (cp1253).
However, if you send to me with this encoding, I will get Hebrew
characters, not Greek, because I see "cp" encodings as cp1255. You
have no way of knowing how my machine is configured, but with utf-8
you don't have to. Also, I've sent mail with Hebrew, Russian, and
English characters in the same mail- only utf-8 is capable of that.

Dotan Cohen

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