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[OT] Re: has sourceforge exposed the dirty little secret ?


On Sunday 07 January 2018 16:22:57 Christian Gollwitzer wrote:

> Am 05.01.18 um 22:15 schrieb Michael Torrie:
> > Please, no!  We don't need emoji in this group. Fortunately the vast
> > majority of posters use plain text (as is the etiquette) and so we
> > don't have to worry about that kind of nonsense.
>
> It's not needed, but shouldn't pose any big problems with modern
> software? I'm using Thunderbird over NNTP, and this shows up as
> graphics to me:
>
> ? ?
>
But here its broken and I am looking at two pairs of vertical boxes 
because it is not properly mime'd. If you use chars or gliphs from a 
non-default charset, it needs to demarcated with a mime-boundary marker 
followed by the new type definition. Your email/news agent did not do 
that. 

> (a snake and a computer) Unless this message is blocked at the
> NNTP-List boundary, it should show the same on any recent mail reader.
>
>      Christian


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