On 10.10.16 22.21, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> This is not a big deal, and I suppose it arises from different contributors
> using different operating systems, then quoting others' posts, but I will be
> interested in your comments.
> My PC is set for Code Page 850. Below are copy-pastes of several post headers
> on the topic of five pound notes.
Your posting does not contain any code page specification. But it
contains non ASCII characters, so it will likely display differently on
In fact I am in doubt whether IBM NR/2 supports code page conversions at
all. At least it will not support Unicode, since OS/2 did not support it
at the time it was developed.
> This is how I would key the header field:-
> Subject: Re: New �5 Polymer Notes
This is the encoding for code page 850. But your post is missing the
Content-Type header, so it will likely display incorrectly on clients
that use the commonly used Latin 1 encoding (ISO 8859-1).
In Latin 1 the character code 0x9c is undefined. However, the Windows
pendant 1252 assigns the ligature of o and e to this code.
If you manage to add a header like
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=CP850
to your posts they will show correctly on many clients as long as they
know about code page 850, which should be common for at least OS/2 and
You will still not be able to read postings in other encodings
correctly, probably not even this one, because NR/2 AFAIK does not
understand the Content-Type header.
If you want Unicode support you need a more recent news reader. E.g.