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    apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    For some time now any apostrophes in some formatted email newsletters (including Woody
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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    Peter, I don't know why this happens, but I, too get this on occasion with the newsletters. <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    Is it anything to do with encoding? This is what happens to me - except that I get Kanji - I'm using Japanese MIME. I'd really like to know how to fix this - if it can be.

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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    Mmmm, I don't know. I had the experience here earlier today in the Lounge where I inserted M$ 1252 characters that turned out right once then morphed into some gibberish later.

    Also, this is the 2nd or 3rd time I have seen you refer to 'Kanji'....what is 'Kanji'?

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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    For Kanji, try Google!
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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    Kanji is the name for the Japanese characters very similar to Chinese. Japanese also has Hirigana and Katakana. Katakana is used for foreign words and hirigana for some Japanese words. Children learn to read hirigana first and then Kanji later. I can struggle through hirigana and katakana but I only know a handful of Kanji. One of the difficulties is that the same characters may have different 'readings' depending upon context.

    I have Outlook Express set to Japanese encoding. This can cope with English characters for the most part but I just get gibberish if Japanese emails are downloaded when the default encoding is Western European.

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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    Hi, Chris ~

    Thanx for the brief tutorial. I have a handful of Japanese friends here and they were not able to explain as well as you did.

    I am curious, do you have the Arial Unicode MS font file installed on your system? I do know that it includes or supports Hiragana & Katakana characters.

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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    I'm not sure - how could I find out? It's not listed in the Fonts folder. Within Outlook Express the proportional font is Microsoft Sans Serif and the fixed width font is MS Mincho. With Windows XP Pro I installed the files for East Asian Languages. I'm using English (United KIngdom) for non-unicode programs but sometimes I switch to Japanese if I need to install a Japanese Driver. I use English because I like to see the backslash in Explorer rather than the yen symbol

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    Re: apostrophes get screwed up (OE 6)

    I mainly got this funny effect from Fred Langa's HTML newsletter. I emailed him & he said it was a coding problem at his end. He then explained more fully in his latest newslettter.
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