[tz] [PATCH 5/5] Standardize zone table comment format
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Feb 24 02:17:41 UTC 2016
In reviewing this patch I had problems with the way it was encoded. I
received email with lines like this in the header:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
and text like the following in the body:
This must be some sort of mistake in encoding the file, as those four
bytes, when decoded as UTF-8, specify the two characters U+00C3 (LATIN
CAPITAL LETTER A WITH TILDE) and U+00A9 (COPYRIGHT SIGN), i.e., “Ã©”, so
the text looks like “AdÃ©lie Land” when I view it with my email client
(Thunderbird 38.6.0), or when I visit the copy of that email archived
via Mailman at <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2016-February/023255.html>.
It appears that the email was double-encoded: if the body text had been
it would have decoded to the intended “Adélie Land”. I have
double-decoded the message and that seems to work for me.
What procedure did you use to send the email to the tz mailing list? Is
there some way to make things easier in the future?
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