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Re: troubles with IPA vowels (was: Leute)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, July 26, 2004, 5:02
On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 13:00:30 -0700, Philippe Caquant
<herodote92@...> wrote:
> Some people seem to > get these special characters, some seem not.
I imagine it depends on how seriously mail readers take the charset declaration in the header. Pegasus Mail, which I use at home for somethings, seems to ignore it completely, for example, and treats ascii, iso-8859-1, iso-8859-7 (Greek), utf-8, and anything else for that matter identically: as the current Windows character set (code page 1252): that is, it ignores the charset. To read conlang, I use Gmail over Firefox, and I think Firefox is more picky, so it shows question marks if a byte arrives in a message that is illegal according to the declared character set. I imagine Outlook Express will display the characters "correctly" (read: as you intended), since MS is not known for caring much about the charset declaration (e.g. sending out Windows-1252 messages with "smart quotes", em dashes, and the like as iso-8859-1).
> I also downloaded Mozilla, but I don't completely > master it yet. Also, I'd like to get list messages in > one mailbox, and others in another one, that's the > only reason why I'm using Yahoo at the time.
Consider using Fastmail.FM for conlang then :) It'll be a separate mailbox for list messages. Or Gmail, if you can get hold of it - then you'll have messages in one conversation kept together, which can be quite handy indeed in conlang, which often has multiple lengthy conversations going on in parallel. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>