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From: Paul Giaccone (paulg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-04 06:44:00

Andy Little wrote:

>"Paul Giaccone" <paulg_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>FWIW These characters are rendered quite strangely in my (Western European?)
>version of this message. They may be rendered differently for others so I
>provided a description
>ë, A followed by two tiny left braces
>ö A followed by a reversed capital P with the round bit filled in
>ü A followed by a 1/4
>é A followed by a (C)
>ä A followed by a round sunny symbol
>Ã… A followed by three dots
>ç A followed by two S's or squiggly snakes
> æ A followed by an split vertical bar
>ñ A followed by a +- sign
>ø , A followed by a squiggle at the foot
> ð A followed by the symbol for degrees(small circle near the top)
>I'm guessing they are rendered differently for the authors ?

Thanks for that, Andy - I didn't realise that they would get mashed up
by the software. They came out fine in the message stored in the "Sent"
section of my mail software.

For the record, here's the garbled section of my message again, with
everything spelled out in full:

> * German a-umlaut, o-umlaut and u-umlaut can be replaced by ae, oe and ue respectively - this
> is standard practice in German.
> * e-acute could be replaced by e' (e apostrophe) but this is not very
> satisfactory, and only really works at the end of a word. Such a
> substitution is permissible for replacing accents at the end of Italian
> words.
> * Replace each accented letter with its nearest unaccented equivalent: e-acute
> -> e, a-umlaut -> a, A-ring -> A, c-cedilla -> c, ae-ligature -> ae, n-tilde -> n,
> o-slash -> o, edh (an Icelandic letter) -> dh, etc.


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