UltiMail LITE and ISO 8859-1 problems

UltiMail LITE and ISO 8859-1 problems

Post by Jesper Kehl » Wed, 14 Jun 1995 04:00:00


I am having big time trouble using UltiMail LITE with ISO 8859-1

Whenever I write or read letters using US-ASCII 7-bit characters only
(ABCDEF...), I have no problems at all.

But when I write a letter containing e.g. danish characters (in the 8-bit
range) or when I receive such a letter, UltiMail LITE will activate it's
ISO 8859-1 to IBM CODEPAGE 850 converter and we're in trouble.

All CR/LF's are being converted to LF's which UltiMail LITE really cannot
handle alone.  A single LF character is translated to a 0xFF, wrapping all
lines in the letter to one line.

Also, in the .ENV files, that UltiMail creates, it states that it cannot
handle MIME archives, though it is putting in a MIME-Version line itself.

So, how do I tell UltiMail LITE to handle LF's properly when standalone and
how do I tell UltiMail LITE to handle MIME correctly?


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