[b-hebrew] Karl and others - question marks instead ofsomethingelse???

Stephen & Rebecca Shead srshead at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 12:48:22 EST 2006


I get the digest, and when my account setting was "plain text", Hebrew came
out as question marks. Since I have switched to MIME, Hebrew has displayed
properly. I suppose plain text + digest is the combination that doesn't work
for Hebrew.

Stephen Shead

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Kirk [mailto:peter at qaya.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, 22 November 2006 7:29 PM
To: Yitzhak Sapir
Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Karl and others - question marks instead
ofsomethingelse???

I suspect that Unicode Hebrew doesn't work properly with the digest,
whichever setting is used. It certainly won't work with the plain text
digest, I'm not sure about the MIME version. But if you receive individual
e-mails, they should always come through to you with the original character
encoding, although always in plain text only because this list accepts plain
text only, and this setting should have no effect. So then things are down
to your e-mail client software.

Remember when sending that this list accepts plain text only. So to send
Unicode Hebrew you need to send in plain text with UTF-8 encoding. If you
try to send Hebrew in HTML format and another character encoding, this may
appear to the sender to work OK but will probably not be received correctly
- as the HTML version of the message will be discarded and the plain text
version which is sent instead may not include correctly encoded Hebrew.

--
Peter Kirk
E-mail:  peter at qaya.org
Blog:    http://speakertruth.blogspot.com/
Website: http://www.qaya.org/



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