Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 19:19:42 -0400 From: Orin Hargraves Subject: Re: HTML diacritics and such In answer to the question, >>How can one tell something is not ASCII when it looks fine on one's own= email system before it's sent? I think you need to distinguish between ascii codes 30 to 127, which are more or less standard across all systems (but even HERE there are occasional glitches) and ascii codes 128 to 256, sometimes called extende= d ascii, which are something of a grab bag but are consistent across most Windows applications (though divergent on the Mac, and I think there are inconsistencies between Windows 3.x and Windows 95. Who THINKS of all the= se things?). Standard ascii covers, more or less, the shift and unshift of the standar= d American qwerty keyboard. Extended ascii is everything else. So if you're= sending a character that you have to go through multiple keystrokes to generate on your screen, you can be sure it will be gibberish on somebody= else's screen. with best wishes, Orin Hargraves