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Re: what-cursor-position doesn't show the char's QP

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: what-cursor-position doesn't show the char's QP
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 11:23:55 -0700
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Dan Jacobson wrote:

RMS> What is a QP?

$ apropos qp
qp-decode (1)        - Fast Quoted Printable decoder...
$ apropos quoted
MIME::QuotedPrint (3perl) - Encoding and decoding of quoted-printable strings...

Anyway, for me QP is the daily way of describing non-ascii and wide
chars.  Much more common than say octal for me these days.  However,
too modern apparently to be thrown in as a bonus upon C-u what-cursor-position .

It also doesn't show the base64 encoding or the rot13 encoding, but so what?

Why is the QP encoding useful to know?

Kevin Rodgers

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