ASCII e-mail vs iso-8859-1

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Sat Jun 10 10:29:52 2000


Can certain list members who aren't sending standard ASCII text kindly
fix their e-mail software so that they stop sending messagse that
could possibly cause problems for some people using older systems?

Doesn't it seem a little strange that people who are interested in
computer preservation are sending iso-8859-1 character set messages
instead of normal ASCII to a mailing list where others are likely to
be using older systems to read their e-mail? Once ASCII goes away,
then we've all got problems that would make our older systems very
much incompatible with everything else and less useful. Is not plain
old ASCII one standard that we should value and do our best to keep
from going out of use?

R. D. Davis             
Received on Sat Jun 10 2000 - 10:29:52 BST

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