Re: [NTO] character sets and "Downloaded from"
> Could someone please explain to me about character sets, and specificallycurly
> why Windows seems to have one of its own. What effect would it have on
> quotes and things?I'll give this a shot. Character sets are sort of like fonts but more
general. There can be many fonts that have the same character sets. The
sets are printable/viewable letters, numbers, punctuation marks, symbols,
etc., associated with the ASCII codes 32..127 (and in some cases for the
extended ASCII codes 128..255.) For those of us working in English the are
ABCDEFGH..., but in some character sets they may be characters from the
Greek, Arabic, Cyrillic, etc., languages, or other symbol sets like
Wingdings -- smiley-faces, etc..
Thus if you have, in a given message, curly brackets, which might be
represented by codes 123 and 125 (don't bet your life on those being the
right values), a change in character sets might change what you see to
things that look totally different.
> Also, if I send someone an html document as an attachment to an email, whyBecause MS said "Let it be so I guess."
> and how does Outlook Express put at the top,