[b-hebrew] This is only a test

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Jun 7 03:34:49 EDT 2006


Peter:

The archives changes all Hebrew that it recognizes to character entities. As for character entities that it receives, some are retained while some have coding added to them so that they are no longer character entities.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
> 
> On 05/06/2006 23:20, David P Donnelly wrote:
> > Inseparable Prepositions
> >
> >
> > ??????????&
> > #1501; plus
> > ??????????
> > ?? = ??
> >
> > The above does not look good on the computer screen on Wikipedia!
> >
> > The above looks much better when printed out but it is definitely 
> > less than perfect when printed out
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > {{Hebrew|?????????
> > ;??}} plus
> > {{hebrew|????????’
> > 3;???}} = {{hebrew|??}}
> >
> > The above looks good on the computer screen on Wikipedia
> >
> > The above looks even better when printed out
> >
> >
> None of this looks at all good on b-hebrew, as it is displayed (at least
> by Thunderbird) as explicit character entities, e.g. "& # 1 4 9 7 ;"
> without the spaces. That is because b-hebrew accepts plain text only,
> and these character entities are HTML constructs which are not (or at
> least should not be) recognised in plain text.
> 
> The only proper standard-compliant way to send Hebrew script to the
> b-hebrew list is to select plain text with UTF-8 encoding (not
> "us-ascii" which you selected) and send properly UTF-8 encoded Unicode
> Hebrew. But there are still people on the list using mail clients (left
> over from the Ark, I think) which don't support UTF-8 encoding and so
> cannot display this Hebrew. And I am not sure what now works properly in
> the archives.
> 
> --
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/

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