Re: why no META tag for charset?

2000-04-20 19:58:10
In mhonarc.rc (in our installation in mhonarc/lib/perl5/site_perl/ )
you can override the <MsgPgBegin> <IdxPgBegin> and similar with
entries like
  <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html;CHARSET=x-euc-jp">

Of course you will want to convert incoming mail the that
character set beforehand. Also, this does not cover the
Subject: lines, attachment etc. Worst: to me it seems more
like *localization* (forcing things into one language/charset)
than *internationalization* (allowing coexistence of a mess).
I dont think one HTML page can handle several character sets.
So producing a meaningful international index page will
always require a universal character set.

Can somebody shed light on how to deal with the Subject fields?


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