[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Mar 29 20:08:36 EST 2004


You shouldn’t be so quick to jump on 
something without full information.

I receive my mail on one of the mail 
addresses that require a browser to 
view the messages. I just found out 
that iCab doesn’t show Hebrew. But it 
handles Latin based messages better 
than Mozilla for Macintosh OS 9. 
However, if I wish to view Hebrew, 
Mozilla works better.

Yes, I know I need a new computer which 
will have full support for the latest 
unicode, as soon as I can afford it.

As for the message that Dora Smith 
complained about, neither browser was 
able to make heads nor tails of the 
Hebrew text. Mozilla showed the text 
you included in your message as well as 
Hebrew web pages, so my conclusion that 
something was wrong with that message.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>

> Dora, you should be careful with what Dave wrote because it contains 
> misleading statements and factual errors.
> On 28/03/2004 21:38, Dave Washburn wrote:
> >Then this ain't the place to be.  That's all we use here because of the 
> >diversity of mailers that members use.  Some can handle Hebrew script, some 
> >can't, so we use ASCII transliteration as the lowest common denominator.  
> >It's not an ideal situation, but the good part is, it allows those occasional 
> >visitors who don't read Hebrew script to participate as well.
> >  
> >
> This is an error of fact. It is quite possible to send Hebrew in plain 
> text-only e-mail, as follows: *‘Ö¼Ö°*¨Öµ*?*©*?Ö´*™*ª - if you set the character coding 
> to Unicode or ISO 8859-8. If a mail program cannot display this, it is 
> not because it is text-only but because it does not support Hebrew. 
> (Dora, this is what you failed to do in your posting which was supposed 
> to be Unicode; Outlook Express does allow you to do so.)
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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