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[leafnode-list] Re: Base64 coding in list messages

On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:34:26 +0100 Peter J Ross <peadar.ruadh@xxxxxxxxx>
> On Tuesday 21 October 2008 11:26:15 Whiskers wrote:
> > On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:45:29 +0200 Matthias Andree
> > <matthias.andree@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Whiskers <catwheezel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I use UTF-8 whenever non-ASCII characters are required (because I'm
> living in the 21st Century), 

Same here (although up till a year ago I was still using the various ISO 
codings as my console-based software couldn't handle UTF-8).

> but I'm not sending raw 8bit data. I don't
> understand why messages sent as quoted-printable should be re-encoded as
> Base64.

That's what I'm hoping to discover.  Base64 uses about twice the 
'bandwidth' of 'quoted-printable', for one thing.  The only email software 
I've come across that uses Base64, is the email program on my Nokia mobile 
phone (which is a pretty poor excuse for an email program). 

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