- ... appear. Such as ß,p,Oø,?, if so it is only because it is programming language I believe.Message 1 of 14 , Jun 2, 2001View SourceJohn Moon said:
>>However if you have the Greek and or Coptic in the Type it may wellappear. Such as �,p,O�,?, if so it is only because it is programming
language I believe.<<
It is all just plain ol' ASCII. I think that if you specify a font in
an HTML message sent to the list, the character's numeric value will
be converted to its standard ASCII equivalent. Each computer has
standard font(s), and I think some web browsers and e-mail programs
let you specify different fonts for display within their enviroment.
Perhaps if the font specified in an HTML message uses some sort of
special combination of ASCII characters for each letter, then the
computer does not know what to show on the screen. That's my guess,
anyhow. The "�,�" type characters may work as upper ASCII characters
in some "standard" Western/Latin font sets like Windows standard.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- In view of what John and David say, which is essentially correct, and since Coptic or Greek are not *regularly* used on this list, do you not think it would beMessage 2 of 14 , Jun 2, 2001View SourceIn view of what John and David say, which is essentially correct, and
since Coptic or Greek are not *regularly* used on this list, do you
not think it would be just as well to stick with transliterations?
- ... transliterations?Message 3 of 14 , Jun 2, 2001View SourceRick Hubbard asks:
>>do you not think it would be just as well to stick withtransliterations?<<
I have to agree. Unless everyone has HTML capable e-mail software
*and* the same fonts loaded on their computers, there will always be
conflicts displaying messages containing sections of a foreign
language font. The internet was designed to send ASCII text messages
only, and I'm afraid that transliterations using ASCII characters is
the only common solution for the time being.
However, I do agree with Mike that some transliteration schemes are
harder to intuitively grasp than others. Too many characters like
@#$%^&*()<>|\/ (especially for some of the Semitic languages) in a
scheme make it hard for me to easily sound out the word in my head.
However, Haven't I seen a scheme much like Mike's Coptic scheme used
in printed books?
Cleveland, Ohio, USA