"Subject" suggestion

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Subject: "Subject" suggestion
Posted by:  arthur hoornweg (antispam.hoornweg@casema.nl.net)
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006

tidmessage.Subject is a property of type string ( = Ansistring).

The Ansi characterset has severe limitations, hence message subjects can
be encoded using a variety of character sets. During a conversion from or
to Ansi many characters will get lost if they aren't contained in the user's
codepage.

Wouldn't it make more sense to change the type of  property "Subject" into
a (Unicode) Widestring ? One could then perform transparent and lossless
conversions if the right encoding is set !

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