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Re: [Groff] Re: refer and Dutch names

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: refer and Dutch names
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 09:39:21 +0100 (CET)

> > Content-Type: text/plain;
> >         charset="iso-8859-1"
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> >
> > in passing, I happened upon your question about the Dutch name \222t
> > Hart.  You might be interested to know that the \221 before t is not
> > an accent, but an apostrophe.
> No, it's an invalid character.  The range \200 to \237 is not
> defined in ISO 8859.  Your message was full of them, making the
> message completely illegible.

This is an effect of an improperly set up mailing program on Windows.
Instead of tagging the mail with a proper `windows-12xx' encoding, it
says it is latin-1 which is wrong of course.  If you can't configure
this you should change to a better mailing program.


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