Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 09/09/2002 00:52:44
>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.
>However, the above is off-topic here, because we are not talking about
>extending the protocol. However, my changes do not preclude a protocol
>extension from being developed and implemented.
what i have been pointing out is that without protocol extension
we cannot properly multilingualize finger. your change just ignores
the (critical) problem. imagine i (using euc-jp) finger you (using
iso-8859-1) and see garbled output.