[B-Greek] Reading gibberish

Jonathan Robie jwrobie at mindspring.com
Sun Jun 10 07:12:33 EDT 2007

Our policy is to use ASCII, and in addition Unicode is allowed. Lately, I've been supplying both in most of my messages.

I'm trying to figure out whether my use of both is causing anybody difficulty - if at least the ASCII version is visible, I'm not bothered.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Christopher Shelton <christophershelt at bellsouth.net>
>Sent: Jun 10, 2007 12:34 AM
>To: Delbert Flora <delbert.flora at hotmail.com>
>Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Reading gibberish
>I have ALWAYS been able to read these messages by left clicking TOOLS; 
>then left clicking, INTERNET OPTIONS, or just OPTIONS; looking for 
>something that says DISPLAY or DISPLAY PROPERTIES, and left clicking 
>(for outgoing and incoming mail) UTF-8.  That works for most fonts that 
>come my way; but, of course, I do get diamond-shaped question marks 
>every now and then.  I believe that is why the administration of this 
>List is so insistent that we use ASCII (which is plain old fashioned 
>Roman alphabetic transliteration).  I believe there is a style sheet at 
>the B-Greek Web Site.
>Christopher Shelton
>Fort Lauderdale, FL
>christophershelt at bellsouth.net
>Delbert Flora wrote:
>> Please pardon me if this has been discussed but I am seeing more and 
>> more postings like what I see below....nothing but gibberish. Is there 
>> a setting I need to adjust at my end (with hotmail)?
>>> Luke 5:35 ἐλεύσονται δὲ ἡμέραι, καὶ
>>> ὅταν ἀπαρθῇ ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν ὁ νυμφίος,
>>> τότε νηστεύσουσιν ἐν ἐκείναις
>>> ταῖς ἡμέραις.  36 Ἔλεγεν δὲ καὶ
>>> παραβολὴν πρὸς αὐτοὺς ὅτι οὐδεὶς
>>> ἐπίβλημα ἀπὸ ἱματίου καινοῦ
>>> σχίσας ἐπιβάλλει ἐπὶ ἱμάτιον
>>> παλαιόν· εἰ δὲ μή γε, καὶ τὸ καινὸν
>>> σχίσει καὶ τῷ παλαιῷ οὐ συμφωνήσει
>>> τὸ ἐπίβλημα τὸ ἀπὸ τοῦ καινοῦ
>> Delbert Flora
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