As a new reader of this list, please excuse me if I ask a question that
has been frequently asked or answered, but as I have not seen it in the
FAQ, I hope you may be able to help.
I manage a moderated majordomo list which frequently has the occasion to
include Spanish or French texts -- in other words, ASCII characters above
128. When I send these texts to the list, I USUALLY (not always) get back
quoted-printable characters where "=20" ends each line, "=E9" is an accented
e (é), etc. To avoid this problem, I have been manually stripping the accents
from each text. Obviously, this is linguistically incorrect, as well as being
a waste of time.
I HAVE seen lists that transmit these characters correctly, but I have
not yet been able to determine why. I use both PINE (PC-PINE 3.90) and
Eudora-Pro. The Pine Char-set is set for ISO-8859-1, but changing it to
US-ASCII seems to make no difference. In any case, 8-bit characters sent
in conventional mail programs seem to be sent and received as intended.
Why am I having these problems? What variables are at work here?
Any help would be welcome.