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

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Wed Jun 27 22:37:08 EDT 2018

On 6/27/2018 2:36 PM, Barretts Mail wrote:
>> 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.


-- Doug Wilson

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