At 03:20 PM 3/4/2006, you wrote:
> >Yes- if each list person used utf-8 as their default mailer font and
> >their mailer were capable of reading utf-8, we could all see greek and
> >no one would have to bother with dreadful, sometimes incomprehensible
>I don't really appreciate the tone of this comment, which seems
>patronizing. (I apologize in advance if I am reading this tone into your
>words.) The point is that many subscribers receive their e-mail from XTalk
>in many different ways, and what works for you may not work for others.
Sorry if you took it amiss Bob. I can assure you that it was simply
meant as for information purposes only.
>I do appreciate your identification of unicode utf-8 as a factor, but that
>knowledge did not really help me. I do not read e-mail online, but with an
>email client (Eudora Pro) which is excellent for most purposes.
I used to use eudora but stopped precisely because it doesn't use unicode.
>For the sake of helping others who may have trouble with Greek fonts in
>XTalk messages, here is another solution that worked for me, and might work
>for others. I right-clicked on the body of the message and chose "view
>source". This views the message using Notepad, and Greek fonts are
>displayed appropriately. I found out that one can even cut and paste the
>Greek text from Notepad back into the message in my e-mail program (in edit
>mode) where I was able to save it.
>Given the wide range of media used on this list, I view it as legitimate to
>write on the list about methods to facilitate use and display of Greek
>texts for the benefit of those who may not yet have figured out how to do
That's exactly why I thought it important to note thunderbird. It's
free. It works on PC and Mac, and it handles unicode. If everyone
on list used it- it would make transliteration unnecessary as well as
making all cut and paste and other added steps.
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