[b-hebrew] New Subscriber

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 08:54:17 EDT 2006

On 6/8/06, Peter Kirk wrote:

> This Hebrew arrived fine and displays correctly (although rather small)
> in Thunderbird, because it was sent with Unicode UTF-8 encoding.
> Presumably this is the gmail default, which is very sensible for what is
> obviously intended as an international system.

Each message has an encoding attached to it that tells the mail
reader what encoding to use for reading that message.  Some mail
readers, however, ignore that information and use their own choice
encoding which leads to Hebrew being unreadable if the actual
encoding is different from the encoding the mail reader uses.  gmail
sends and interprets the information fine.  Google now has a
Israeli office and many Google services are currently being converted
to Hebrew (many already have).

The transliteration guide is at: http://www.ibiblio.org/bhebrew/

Yitzhak Sapir

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