Chinese character test

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Mar 3 01:48:01 UTC 2008

I'm pretty sure it does, but I don't know much beyond that.  It does
> seem as though Eudora's not the culprit.
I think Eudora is probably deficient. At least it seems to be 'common
knowledge' on the Web that Eudora is unaware of Unicode; I used Eudora
for years, and waited for the next version to support Unicode ... and
then for the next one ... and now Qualcomm has apparently dropped
Eudora, so ....

Maybe the Mac version is different or the Mac OS can fill in the gap

I think all other modern e-mail clients support Unicode with Windows.

But the ADS list has its messages archived and Web-browsable, so even if
the recipient uses an inadequate e-mail program the messages _should_ be
legible on the Web, assuming any modern browser. Sending unusual
characters (or even inputting them) may be another matter.

I still don't feel too secure. I sent the Chinese "hello" to ADS and to
myself at the same time: the copy which went directly to me was OK but
the one arriving through ADS had a bad character, which also appeared in
the Web archive. The e-mail client at the ADS end presumably did some
bit-stripping or something ....

-- Doug Wilson

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