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


On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:27 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
> 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.
>

Non-default charset?

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"; Format="flowed"

I'm pretty sure UTF-8 is a very default charset. Had no problems at
all vieweing the original email.

ChrisA