Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 11:42:06 EST
From: Stephen Goodman SFG02%ALBNYDH2.bitnet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UACSC2.ALBANY.EDU
Subject: Strange symbols
Some of the symbols appearing on my screen from postings to this
list are impossible for me to decipher. The symbols exist on no
keyboard I've ever seen. Most common are an upper case O beneath
a Spanish tilde and an upper case E beneath a curcumflex.
These symbols often surround character strings referenced by the
discussion, so I assume they serve as delimiters in addition to some
other functions. Other lists impose a symbol depicting a semicolon
under a horizontal bar, and I'm told by computer analysts (sic) this
is the way my "system interprets the tab key on the sender's system".
Is there a list devoted to strange twists of language (OXYMORON-L)?
If so, I nominate "computer system". Is there a Rosetta stone allowing
an interpretation of the code generated by ADS-L owner's client server?
At current subscription rates feel free to think of me as a client.
Recent postings recommending more software are probably going to win,
but I foresee a time when the need for software will outpace the speed
at which we are able to add more memory. The half life of computer
equipment is getting shorter and shorter.
* Stephen Goodman, (518) 473-8017 / sfg02[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]albnydh2.bitnet *