Re: REMINDER: Posting Guidelines

Subject: Re: REMINDER: Posting Guidelines
From: Maynard Hogg <maynard -at- GOL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 18:52:59 +0900

"Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM> wrote:

>GUIDELINES FOR POSTING MESSAGES

> * This list is international. Please don't flame anyone
> for using British spelling or conventions.

To which I add: Turn off the "curly quotes", dashes, and other
non-ASCII characters. I have been known to use and Windows, but it's
not your Windows. It's in Japanese, which like many other languages
outside Redmond and Cupertino, uses character codes above 127 for its
own purposes. (Technical aside: Just under half are for single-byte
characters; a similar number are used as the first half of double-byte
characters; the leftovers fall through the cracks.) BTW, KanjiTalk
(Mac) uses the same coding scheme.

Sorry, but I'm not up on what happens in Microsoft's third code base
or how WorldScript does Arabic.

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