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Re: apology + question about wierd chars in mail

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: apology + question about wierd chars in mail
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 20:07:41 +0700

On Sat, 29 Aug 2020 at 19:52, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU
Emacs text editor <> wrote:

> OK, as for the question ... I got a mail the other
> day:
> πšƒπšŠ πšŽπš— πšπš’πš— πš‹πš’πš•πš πšŸπšŽπšπšπš“πšŠ. π™Ίπš˜πš–πš–πšŽπš πš—πšŽπš› πšπš˜Μˆπš› πš’πš—πšœπš™πšŽπš”πšπš’πš˜πš— πš’πš–πš˜πš›πšπš™πš—

Is that actual mail from someone you know? Or an unexpected message
from a total stranger?

> This shows up as diamonds for me on the Linux VTs
> (512 glyphs). It is MATHEMATICAL MONOSPACE...
> What is it, why did it appear (I mean broadly
> speaking, not that someone sent it to me, I get
> that),

Probably because someone who sent it to you didn’t want automated spam
filters to flag it as such.

> and can I configure Emacs globally and/or the
> Gnus post (article) buffer in particular to
> automatically translate (wash) it to, in this case,
> "Ta en..." ?

Why do you care what spam looks like?

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