• Character codes

    From Michiel van der Vlist@2:280/5555 to Tony Langdon on Fri Sep 9 17:32:44 2016

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    Hello Tony,

    On Friday September 09 2016 18:51, you wrote to me:

    @MSGID: 6196.fido-fn_sysop@3:633/410 1c37d8ad
    @REPLY: 2:280/5555 57d27096
    @TZUTC: 1000
    @TID: SBBSecho 2.27-Linux r1.261 Dec 26 2015 GCC 4.8.2

    No CHRS kludge...

    ЛП-=> Michiel van der Vlist wrote to Matt Bedynek <=-


    H‚ what's that? Oh wait it is the sequence 0xEF,0xBB,0xBF. That is the UTF-8 sequence for
    the BOM or Byte Order Mark.

    An obsolete, depricated way of signalling that the text is encoded in UTF-8.

    But then..
    ... The worst thing about censorship is лллллллллл.

    This is not encoded in UTF-8. It is CP437, CP850, CP866 or any other CPxxx encoding that has the block characters.

    So you have no CHRS kludge to signal the encoding, use an ancient signalling method for UTF-8, but actually endode in CPxxx.

    You have some tuning to do on your system. ;-)

    Cheers, Michiel

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