[rescue] UTF-8 [was what can you do with an Apple Quadro 840AV]

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Mar 28 10:39:04 CDT 2018

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 7:07 AM, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:
> >> Again, the use of an archaic or broken version of mailman to run the
> >> mailing list is a choice.
> > I was about to just blindly defend Mr. Bill, our very gracious host
> > here, but I figured I better do some fact checking before I stick my
> > foot into my mouth.  [...research...]
> Also, the "Everybody can run software that is able to deal with these
> decades-old standards" is at least a little disingenuous.  It's a
> little like replying to "I don't have any way to run SPARC code" with
> "Everybody can get a SPARC or install an emulator".
> Yes, I probably could, I don't know, install a Windows box or
> something, and thereby get UTF-8 and Unicode support.  That does not
> make UTF-8-encoded Unicode suitable for everyone!

Even xterm supports UTF-8 encoding... I presume a modern copy of that
will compile on just about any classic UNIX-y OS.


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