At 3:26 PM +0100 10/22/05, Nicholas Clark wrote:
At the risk of re-enforcing my apparent optimism.
On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 04:02:10PM -0700, Darren Duncan wrote:
that the next best one to exploit is ¤ (euro;
unicode=20AC; utf8=E282AC), and the next best is
Woah. You've just demonstrated why Euro is far worse than any of the other
"Unicode" characters so far suggested. You mail headers say:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" ; format="flowed"
The symbol in your message *as sent* is the international currency symbol,
U00A4. The Euro symbol is not part of ISO-8859-1.
(ISO-8859-15 yes, but that's about 10 years more recent)
Actually, what you point out in my message is a
limitation of my email client, which I didn't
realize existed until now.
I then did a bit of research, and apparently the
newest Eudora doesn't support customization of
what character set messages are composed with,
always sending them using ISO-8859-1. This is
apparently a an issue that many Eudora users
requested fixed but haven't been addressed.
This said, sending UTF8 files as email
attachments, rather than UTF8 in the message
body, still works fine, AFAIK, as does
transmitting them by other ways such as http or
And my normal text editor handles UTF8 correctly.
Also, apparently some other email clients handle UTF8 properly.
So my email client failed me, but my point still
stands that Unicode characters should still be
embraced in Perl 6. I just need to replace my
email client if I want to type them into the
-- Darren Duncan