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Re: OT: Semi-OT: More on charsets

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Sunday, January 20, 2002, 8:25
On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, Danny Wier wrote:

> From: "Chris Palmer" <cecibean@...> > > > From nicole's signature: > > > > > shmuli atae muhnkia-jiqek qelek nimmekel-Luddiga bl? apor-flauschige > > > blaue Affen-t?difai k?wainG MANgKIWi-m?ndos ?zoros faffalos-khami > > > zhaftami nuri xhan-jas?nni j??i jakih???i-Moncaithe gorma > > > cl?mhacha-Monhyey ngonul hweyaru ryehyumeru-muncaidhean gorma > > > molach-jhachtaraadkimyo-monos peludos azules-pushistye sinie > > > obe&#380;iany-z??nesfersaup s?l?raup b?fparaup-k&#281;dzierzawe [...] > > > > Does this look right in anyone's mailer? It has >7b characters (which > > got converted to ?s) in it and some HTML character entities, but my > > mailer (Mutt 1.3.23i, dubiously compiled on OpenBSD) seems to have been > > told it was ASCII. It's a shame it gets so mangled in transit, because I > > want to see everyone's nifty orthographies and transliterations. > > The characters are vowels with macrons, which are all found in the Latin > Extended-A range (that's from 256 dec/100 hex on) and are used for Latvian. > The best Latin-1 alternative would be to use circumflexes (but y-circumflex > is out). For plain ASCII, you'd have to use for a-macron something like a^, > a:, a` or A (if you don't mind case-sensitive transliterations).
No, the ?s are ISO 8859-1 characters. I don't know what the HTML entities are (they come through already as HTML entities for me in nicole's posts). In nicole's posts, they ISO 8859-1 chars come out properly but they became question marks in Chris's post. (For the record, I'm using Pine 4.33 on Linux in a real console, not a second-rate xterm or anything. (Pirate free for three days and counting! (Linux as main OS for longer than that, though.))) If you care enough, in `t?difai k?wainG MANgKIWi', both ?s are o-acute. It's pronounced /T3\_Lri_Lf{_H hO_Lm{i_L mA_HNhi_L/. It's in Et'abnanni ('a=a acute /rA_Lmn{_Ln/). And yes, it's a lot easier to master it's orthography than English's.


nicole dobrowolski <fuzzybluemonkeys@...>really long post filling in the ?'s (was and still sorta is Re: Semi-OT: More on charsets)