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Re: Casting as wide a net as possible

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Casting as wide a net as possible
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:19:17 +0600

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM, Random832 <address@hidden> wrote:

>>> English natives have worse problems with encodings.
>> What do you mean?  Just interesting.
> The definition of "worse" is subjective, but I think what he's
> referring to is the fact that someone might open a file in the
> wrong encoding, without noticing or caring that some accented
> word or punctuation symbol in some paragraph deep within the
> file looks wrong, add more content in the new encoding, save
> it... then you have a file which has a mixture of bytes in
> different encodings, which is very difficult to fix
> automatically.
> Whereas, if you open a file in Cyrillic (or, say, Japanese), you
> know immediately that it's in the wrong encoding and won't do
> any editing until the coding situation is fixed.

That’s exactly what I meant.

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