Fedora List content, guidelines and antispam
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Fri May 27 00:32:53 UTC 2005
James Wilkinson wrote:
> John Summerfied wrote:
> It ain't necessarily so.
> Mutt, for example, comes configured by default to send in us-ascii if it
> can, then iso-8859-1, and if it can't, to use utf-8. ISO 8859-1 doesn't
> include the Euro sign, so it just takes someone to talk currencies, and
> you're sunk. (That's why I've got iso-8859-15 in the list).
-15 is a roman character set.
> Ulrich Drepper (glibc maintainer) occasionally posts here. His signature
> includes utf-8 characters, so you'll *never* see him. That is a loss.
I've not (yet) observed utf8 being used for Chinese etc, so I'm not
blocking it. I am blocking those that have been used. Nor do I block
mail containing escaped non-roman character sets: I use the content-type
> Sometimes I will need to explain, again, just why we need UTF-8. Or
> explain why a Greek rho is a different letter to a Latin P. I could
> include all the ISO 8859 variants on the list: these days, programs are
> more likely to understand UTF.
> And in any case, you will be rejecting people whose only crime is to
> write their names properly.
> As Paul says, there is *very* *very* little spam on the lists.
> You have the right to bounce mail based on whatever characteristics you
> choose. But this *is* a Fedora list. There were good reasons why Red Hat
> went UTF-8 back whenever it was. And good reasons why it's here in
> e-mail. So I would recommend you don't bounce UTF-8 on the list.
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