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Re: smtpmail and ~/.authinfo

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: smtpmail and ~/.authinfo
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:55:26 -0500
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On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:31:52 -0400 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> That's exactly my point.  Right now we save as raw-text, which is not
>> usable to other programs in the long term.  In UTF-8 it would be saved
>> "as such" because IIRC all codepoints under 255 don't need to be encoded
>> (and your string goes up to 233).

SM> No, chars from the latin-1 set have identical *Unicode* code points
SM> (i.e. between 128 and 255), but their encoding into utf-8 occupies
SM> 2 bytes.

SM> As for saving random bytes, you can't either, at least not in a way that
SM> is supported by all utf-8 implementations.

SM> I think raw-text is more likely to work, based on what Lars says.

Thanks for explaining, my recollection of the high-bit extended ASCII
encoding was wrong.  I hope we find a way that works for everyone.


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