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Re: [Groff] Re: refer and Dutch names

From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: refer and Dutch names
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:46:18 +1030
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On Thursday, 12 February 2004 at  9:39:21 +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>> 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.

I'd like to add that using proprietary character sets makes mail
illegible to people who don't use the same system.  ISO 8859
(including latin-1) is available on all platforms that I know of.

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