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ASCII vs ISO 8859/1 in email

In article <3jnd5k$iva@goose.saltfarm.bt.co.uk>, Simon Hovell
<sah@saltfarm.bt.co.uk> asked about sending 8bit characters from the ISO
8859-1 character set.

If you want to send 8bit data in Internet mail, you should use MIME.
This provides facilities for encoding the 8bit characters, so they will
arrive intact; and for labelling the character set in us, so that those
who use a different default 8bit character set will not see the wrong
characters.

For further details, see the comp.mail.mime FAQ,

    http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/text/faq/usenet/mail/mime-faq/top.html
or
    ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/news.answers/mail/mime-faq/

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin       | "Remember Sun's old motto -- `The Network is the Computer'.
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Cambridge, UK     | working, the computer is down." -- Barry Margolin

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net
Subject: Re: ASCII vs ISO 8859/1 in email
Date: 13 Mar 1995 14:47:25 -0000
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <3k1ltt$hg2@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <3jnd5k$iva@goose.saltfarm.bt.co.uk>

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