Subject: Re: system crashes with the current build of May 11..
To: None <>
From: Aidan Kehoe <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/2003 07:53:52
 Ar an 27ú lá de mí 5, scríobh :

 > You know, this isn't the first time I've not been able to read a
 > post like this one. The headers have this line:
 > Content-Type: text/plain;
 >         charset="ks_c_5601-1987"
 > What is ks_c_5601-1987 

A Korean character set, standardised in 1987, by the looks of things. No,
wait, it's a 

  "Microsoft extension to EUC-KR. Also known as Unified Hangul Code,
  UHC. Erroneously referred to as KS_C_5601-1987 by Microsoft products. Adds
  8822 pre-combined Hangul syllables to EUC-KR."

 > and should xterm on 1.6 with an ISO 8859-1 font be able to display it?

It should certainly be able to display this mail, which uses no character
over 0x7E, and everything below 0x7E seems to correspond to its ASCII

 > I'm using mutt and a probably old version at that. 
 > Other people can read it just fine. What's different?

Dunno. Sometimes I can't persuade VM to display a mostly-ASCII message
without hitting F so it includes the text in a new buffer, but indented, so
using my preferred charset. 

Mailers which encode ASCII-compatible messages as anything other than
US-ASCII are evil. 

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