"Perry E. Metzger" <perry(_at_)piermont(_dot_)com> writes:
Richard Coleman writes:
I don't know any way of displaying multiple character sets at the
(http://www.iss.nus.sg/RND/MLP/Projects/MASS/MASSgb.html). It would
be a good idea to see how they handle the font switching. If they
use RFC 2047, we don't have to do anything. I don't think we would
ever do the mappings to Unicode ourselves. That would mean that all
individual applications would have to have all of the Unicode
knowledge built-in, which in a Java world, isn't asking too much,
but in the legacy C world, it is.
Otherwise, if you don't have uxterm, you could only decode that
which could be displayed. So, if you had a Subject field with a mix
of iso-8859-6 and iso-2022-jp you could display the iso-8859-6
characters with a terminal that handled it and leave the iso-2022-jp
encoded. That said, you could launch n terminals to display n
character sets in the header. Ugly, but it would enable the
encoding to be read.
Fortunately, from my experience, the majority of character set mixes
is between the non-Latin character sets and the Latin character
set. Since the non-Latin set is based upon the Latin set, you
hopefully won't get a separate RFC 2047 encoding for the Latin set
and thus can display the characters in the same terminal.
I'm really thrilled someone is finally working on this.
Bill Wohler <wohler(_at_)newt(_dot_)com>
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