Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/08/2002 17:53:16
On Sun, Sep 08, 2002 at 11:35:12AM -0400, Kimmo Suominen wrote:

> In e-mail (MIME) the server (sender) does not know the character set of
> the clients (recipients).  It labels what it sends, and the client is
> left to deal with representing the data to the user.  In other words,
> the client character set is *not* communicated to the server.

Well, this is exactly the same situation with finger. What character set
do you propose the server to send the data in?