Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 11:04:57 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: HTML diacritics and such Greg Downing writes: <<<< I see a couple of html diacriticals did not come through on the last= message: =3DE6 is =E6 (digraph) =3DE9 is =E9 (e with acute accent) Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >>>> Lots of things are not coming through, Greg. What I see here is (and I'll transcribe the way I would read it out loud, plus caps): equal-sign three Dee Ee six is equal-sign Ee six open-paren digraph close-paren equal-sign three Dee Ee nine is equal-sign Ee nine open-paren ee with acute accent close-paren That is: Whatever characters or character sequences you may be seeing on your screen, once your email gets through the vagaries of the Internet and onto my desk, all non-ASCII characters are turned into some kind of escape sequence. Unless you're transmitting to a single recipient or a small group, who you know from experience will receive and display your transmission intact with special characters, it's not safe to send anything but ASCII. In brief: DON'T EMAIL WEIRD SYMBOLS. Yours for clear communication, Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA :