[Ads-l] Kibosh = kurbash (whip) in ca. 1830 Penal Servitude: Technical glitch (addendum)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 27 14:36:38 EDT 2018

> On 27 Jun 2018, at 11:32, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at NB.NET> wrote:
> On 6/27/2018 2:14 PM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>> I think this should be OK.
>> Apparently, in Thunderbird, a pair of hyphens alone is viewed as a signal to make the text gray and hard to read for the rest of the message. It seems three hyphens are OK.
>> On 6/25/2018 8:30 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:
> ....
> But this never happened to me before even though I used whatever hyphenation I pleased.
> Possibly the message to which I was replying had some feature causing gray text? Anybody know?
> -- Doug Wilson

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1027902 <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1027902>, a "dash dash space enter” combination triggers this. It’s not clear whether “dash” means hyphen, m-dash or n-dash. 

You probably just got lucky with just the right combination that one time.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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