[b-hebrew] (no subject)

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 12:37:26 EDT 2007

Dear Jerry Holmaas:

The problem is not the Macintosh OS, because since at least OS 9 with
the language packs included with the OS, to OS X with the language
packs included in the OS, there has been no problem with reading at
least the consonantal text. However, not all programs running on the
OS make use of the language packs, and some email servers do not
accurately transmit other than ASCII, and that could be where your
problems lie.

I am using Mac OS X.4.10 on all my Macs (including a 13 year old 7500)
and all the browsers tested (Safari, Camino (Mozilla), Opera, iCab)
have had no problem reading Hebrew in online email accounts.

Karl W. Randolph.

On 8/10/07, Jerry Holmaas <jholmaas at aflc.org> wrote:
> I'm subscribed to get individual posts and I get the same question marks.
> Very frustrating indeed.
> Jerry Holmaas
> AFLC Schools
> Minneapolis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Kirk [mailto:peter at qaya.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 3:57 PM
> To: K. Wieske
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] (no subject)
> On 09/08/2007 21:23, K. Wieske wrote:
> > Hello all.  I have been lurking for a while.  I don't always have time
> > to follow every discussion, but nevertheless I have enjoyed most of
> > what I've managed to read.
> >
> > One thing I would request help on is the font issue.  I assume that
> > the bunch of question marks I'm getting in some posts (please see
> > below) are probably being generated when the poster uses some Hebrew
> > font I don't have on my computer.
> >
> > I am running Mac OS X; would some one kindly inform me where to obtain
> > the requisite fonts so that I can better follow the discussions?
> >
> >
> Your problem may well not be with fonts at all, but because you are
> subscribed to the digest for this list. I would expect that the digest is
> compiled in ISO-8859-1 encoding which does not support Hebrew, and so you
> get the question marks. If so, this is a bug in the list software. I would
> suggest that you change your subscription to individual posts.
> These should then arrive UTF-8 encoded, an encoding which supports Hebrew,
> as specified by the author (at least in this case), and you should be able
> to read them.
> --
> Peter Kirk
> E-mail:  peter at qaya.org
> Blog:    http://www.qaya.org/blog/
> Website: http://www.qaya.org/

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