(Canadian) shit-disturbers

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Sep 21 18:05:01 UTC 2012

On Sep 21, 2012, at 10:48 AM, Larry Horn wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2012, at 11:52 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>> As I believe we've determined in the past, this weird ASCII encoding
>> issue occurs when the poster's email service is set to send outgoing
>> messages in rich text rather than plain text. If the message contains
>> a URL, the messiness ensues, while other messages look fine. (This is
>> true of Larry's posts.) And on the receiving end, the messiness only
>> appears in email form -- the online archive seems to handle those
>> messages no problem.
>> --bgz
> Thanks.  I've just switched (I think) my preference by locating (I think) the relevant file.  I didn't use(d?) to have a problem with this back when I used Eudora but in being forcibly upgraded to (Apple) Mail, I must have inherited Rich Text as a default.  Hopefully the problem will now be solved by countermanding the default.  Let's see if that works for another new (to me) item I was going to mention as a potential WOTY candidate, "Apple picking" (discussed on ABC's World News Tonight last night).  Feedback on whether this is now 3D= free will be appreciated.

yes, free of =3D, of = for new line (which did nasty things to the URLs you posted), and of a bunch of other encodings.


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