Luddites and Chinese characters

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 19 03:29:49 UTC 2009

At 9:52 PM -0500 11/18/09, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 11/18/2009 09:30 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>Curiously, the characters did come through fine
>>on my own relatively antiquated Eudora 6.2--in
>>Tony's original message, but not in yours.  Joel,
>>can your version really be older than 6.2?  I
>>thought I was the Ludditiest subscriber here, but
>>I may have to relinquish the title.
>They presumably don't come through properly in my message because
>they had already been mangled on arrival at my email client.  My
>version of Eudora is 7.1 something; perhaps it's too new!  (I've had
>the same problem with messages from Randy -- unless he puts the
>syllables into Latin script, I don't see anything understandable.)
>Larry, have you installed some add-on to Eudora?

No, and I couldn't without giving up my hard-earned Luddite
Association membership.  Randy's come through OK too.  I do remember
not getting these fancy characters with my old (4.something) version.


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