Subject: Re: istrip (was Re: isprint())
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/23/1996 17:50:38
>Date: Fri, 23 Aug 96 14:01:54 -0400 (EDT)
>From: (Greg A. Woods)

>Maybe during "entry", but note that RFC-822 and all subsequent related
>recommendations do not allow 8-bit characters in any e-mail headers.
>One reason for this is simply that there are too many possible 8-bit
>encodings of characters to "guess" at the right one. 
>Here's an example of what you have to do instead:
>	Subject:=?iso-8859-1?Q?Re=3A_Veuillez_mettre_vos_liens_=E0_jour_._._.?=
>I don't remember the RFC #'s, but I'm sure you'll find them if you go
>looking for things related to e-mail.

RFC 1522 is the draft standard for ASCII encoding of non-ASCII text in
mail headers.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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