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Re: OT: Technicalities again (was In Search Of Oethala)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Saturday, August 24, 2002, 21:15
Pavel Iosad wrote:
(I wrote:)
>> Msgs. from Pavel, Mau, Balasz (pardon my spelling) appear in >> large, bold >> Arial(?) with all accents intact, but of course they're >> sending in Central >> European. > >Huh? > >Actually my Outlook XP decides what encoding to send the message in the >moment I hit "Send", and I can't change anything. I try to send plain >text (when I'm writing English) in the normal Windows encoding,
Sorry, I shouldn't have included you; your messages generally come through normally. But sometimes they don't-- perhaps that's when you're using Cyrillic mixture.
>but with >weird characters it screws up. For instance, when I send plain text >emails with BOTH Cyrillic and accented Latin-1 characters, it goes away >as (variously) Chinese GB Simplified or Windows Korean. Actually my >message on oe-ligatue came back as plain text BUT with a mix of Courier >and Arial, and the encoding it shows is Windows Arabic!!! I hate this >thing emphatically.
I don't hate it, exactly, but it certainly is a mystery and an annoyance at times. :-) (Old dogs and new tricks, etc etc........)