[B-Greek] I have a simple issue...
Jeffrey T. Requadt
jeffreyrequadt_list at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 19 22:23:01 EST 2008
Also, I use Outlook 2003. For a long time I could never figure out why I had all the settings correct, but it never seemed to work. I finally figured out that the reading pane will not display Unicode Greek, no matter what I do. But if I open up the message in its own window, and then change the Unicode settings to something else, then change back again to UTF-8, it works. So maybe somebody else has the same problem, and maybe this can help. Frankly, this is too much work for me to do very often.
From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Kevin P. Edgecomb
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 12:35 PM
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] I have a simple issue...
Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com> wrote:
> (2) In order to view Unicode Greek (or other non-Roman font) properly
> in e-mail, you must be (a) running an operating system that supports
> Unicode (I think that most Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems do so
> now), and (b) have your system and/or e-mail program configured
> properly to display the "text encoding"
> Unicode (UTF-8). [snip]
It is also the case that while both sender and receiver of the message may have all the appropriate settings to compose and read Unicode text, the various mail servers between those two points may not be so configured. That appears to be the case quite often in the messages of the various Yahoo groups, like the LXX list and so on. Untill all the computers for all user involved, from beginning to end of the email process, are Unicode-compliant, we'll continue to see these problems. Transliteration is still the best practice at this point.
Kevin P. Edgecomb
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