tom klein <h-sig@...>
This illustrates the actual problem rather well of viviana's two examples=
below, the first displays on my computer as a capital e ("E") with an=
accent-grave, which is (almost) correct, but the second is a lower case o=
("o") with a diagonal stroke ("/") through it, which i am certain is not=
Some participants on h-sig (>from non-english-speaking countries) even have=
non-standard characters in their name fields, which makes it rather=
difficult to read (e.g. "=3D ? ISO-8859-1?Q? =3D 22"). this is a minor=
recurring nuisance, rather than a major problem, but it does illustrate the=
difficulty with non-english text.
Even though i have foreign (and even non-latin) languages and keyboards=
(hebrew, hungarian, and czech) loaded on my computer, most accented text=
>from windows-based computers will display incorrectly: e' and i' become=
capitalized, and a' turns into a single middle dot (like a semi-colon=
without the comma).
it's important to keep in mind that not all the recipients of this list are=
using the same computer hardware and software, and so it is very important=
to follow accepted standards. and "it works on my computer" is just not=
one of them.
ps. it's even easier to enter accented letters on a macintosh, but since=
that's outside the scope of the h-sig list, i'd be happy to discuss that=
with anybody who is interested, offline.
Viviana Grosz-Gluckman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: