MUA questions

Atom 'Smasher' atom-gpg at
Thu Feb 5 16:32:14 CET 2004

> > the body of an email should really only contain plain-old ascii.
> Err. No. I cannot even write the names of several people I know just
> using plain ascii. Neither can I write all the words I use in day to day
> e-mail just using plain ascii. It might work for the english speaking
> folks out there, who aren't from german/swedish/whatever ancestry, but
> other languages *depend* on characters which cannot be found in the
> ascii charset.
> And for these people inline signing *does* break extremely quickly.
> Just sharing my =E2=82=AC 0.02,

Q: what do you call someone who speaks two languages?
A: bilingual

Q: what do you call someone who speaks three languages?
A: trilingual

Q: what do you call someone who only speaks one language?
A: american

that said, i do apologize for assuming that everyone uses the same
keyboard as i do. i thought that email is only supposed to be 7-bit, and i
never thought about compatibility issues when using OpenPGP with 8-bit
text.... are there problems with that? how so?


 PGP key -
 3EBE 2810 30AE 601D 54B2 4A90 9C28 0BBF 3D7D 41E3

=09"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
=09 unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to
=09 himself. Therefore all progress depends on the
=09 unreasonable man."
=09=09-- George Bernard Shaw

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