Subject: Re: international characters (was: Re: time zone range)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/04/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Bruno Haible)
| Using ISO-8859-1 characters literally in news posting is frequently done
| by Europeans (like Erik and me), but it is unfair towards Asian people
| whose characters cannot be expressed in ISO-8859-1.  Erik, I think we
| should start encoding our news messages in UTF-8.

  using UTF-8 isn't such a bad idea, but it requries identification of the
  character set and the encoding for both communication partners to know
  what to do, and when we have to do that, anyway, there isn't much more to
  this than to identify the character set in the first place.  I should've
  done that, and once I have time to switch context back to Emacs Lisp,
  I'll fix it.