[rescue] Corrupted list messages

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 12:02:06 CDT 2021

On Wed, 29 Sept 2021 at 18:22, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:
> What is going on here, I believe, is that people are sending UTF-8
> text

As I said, the en dash (and bullet) are 8-bit ANSI characters and
should work on most things, including OS X Macs.

> Of course it will.  You've got UTF-8 there, and Linux has _heavily_
> drunk the "UTF-8 is the One True Way to represent characters" koolaid.

Got any better alternatives?

> Try feeding it to a tool which actually shows you the underlying octet
> sequences, if you can find such a tool in Linux (hexdump -C, maybe?) or
> if you can get the octet sequence onto an OS that isn't quite so manic
> for UTF-8.

Like I said -- I checked.

I've also looked on other mailing lists I'm on and it's going through
them fine, so I think it's just this one.

Nonetheless, I don't want it to happen, so I will switch from 8-bit
ANSI to 7-bit ASCII.

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