[aclug-L] Re: Tonight's meeting
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On Dec 10, 2007, at 11:59 PM, Bruce Bales wrote:
> On Monday 10 December 2007 15:29:38 Bruce Bales wrote:
>> Doesn't look like a good night for me, either. =3DA0It's 31=3D3DB0 =
>> righ=3D3D t=3D3D20
>> now. =3D3D20
> Doesn't matter a whole lot, but when the message above left here
> the "=3D3DB0" was a nice, neat xmodmap degree sign and the=3D20
> "righ=3D3Dt=3D3D20" was "right" followed by a newline.
> If I send a degree sign to myself, it stays a degree sign.
> Strange. =3D20
This is a fairly old issue with Ecartis and one that come up here =20
every couple of years. I'm not sure if its been fixed in newer =20
versions of Ecartis or not since the Ecartis we site seems to be MIA.
My guess is you are sending email with 7bit encoding. Your mail =20
client will then attach a header of "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit" =20=
to let clients on the other end know how the message was encoded. =20
Those clients then are smart enough to back off all the encoding on =20
the high bit characters (and the =3D sign which is not high bit but is =20=
reserved because it is used in the encoding).
The problem is that when Ecartis processes the mail it replaces your =20
7bit header with an 8bit header. That's fine I suppose if it is =20
sending out 8bit emails but it isn't converting your email to 8bit. =20
That means when the clients on the other end get it they see the 8bit =20=
header and don't do any of the magic decoding of the high bit =20
characters (which are now their encoded 7bit equivalents). So instead =20=
of equal sign you see =3D3D.
The only way you could fix this is set your mail client to send mail =20
with 8bit encoding. This may cause you issues other places though.
The real solution would be for Ecartis to either:
1) Honor the original emails encoding and pass that on when forwarding =20=
2) Convert the 7bit message to 8bit before resending
The problem may be more complicated than that too because I send mail =20=
to the list as 7bit and it is fine so there may be more going on.
Test: =3D ' " % =95
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