[bug #22427] no utf-7 support

2008-02-28 09:50:16

Follow-up Comment #1, bug #22427 (project mhonarc):

UTF-7 was never adopted as a standard and its use is
discouraged.  This may be the first time I've seen
an example of its use in the real-world.

Perl's Encode module should support utf-7.  Therefore,
if utilizing the TEXTENCODE resource to normalize all
test to a single encoding, utf-7 encoded strings should
be converted.  Using TEXTENCODE is recommended when working
with archives that may contain multiple languages.  It
also provides performance advantages over relying on

Unless someone contributes a utf-7 converter for use with
CHARSETCONVERTERS, utf-7 will only be supported the

Note, one may do the following if basic conversion of
utf-7 encoded strings in message headers is desired
and TEXTENCODE is not being used:

utf-7; mhonarc::htmlize

It is not a perfect solution, but it may adequate for
most cases.


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