character encodings (was Re: dmesg question

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Dec 19 14:09:17 UTC 2008

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Lo=EFc_Greni=E9?= wrote:

> 2008/12/19 Brian McKee <brian.mckee at>:
>> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Derek Broughton
>> <news at> wrote:
>>> Evuraan::ഏവൂരാന്‍ wrote:
>>> (some pretty odd encoding, there...)
>> Looks fine in Gmail - kinda cool cursive script that I'm guessing is
>> right to left...
>     As far as I can tell it's written left to right (look the first
>     letter for
>   malayalam in the first paragraph and the list of consonants further
>   down).

I'm pretty good at most things computerish, but I have to admit 
encodings have me mostly stumped.  I'm particularly surprised that while 
the original post from Evuraan showed all sorts of "=?UTF-8..." 
encodings, the responses from the people who could read it all provide 
it an encoding that allows _me_ to read it.

otoh, _your_ post gets quoted as from "=?ISO-8859-1...", and I bet when 
I see my own response, it'll make sense too - so maybe it's just a bug 
in KNode.

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