Eyjafjallajokull from an icelander

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Sat Apr 24 01:45:31 UTC 2010

#$%@#$!! Primitive e-mail systems.
The easiest thing is to go to the Wikipedia entry, since any browser worth its salt will render Unicode characters correctly.


I actually turned html off on my fancy web-based Zimbra e-mail system, and sent everything in plain text, and it was rendered correctly in Courier font. But some folks are stuck with e-mail clients that do things like =CB and =88 instead of left square bracket, primary stress etc.


Geoffrey S. Nathan
Faculty Liaison, C&IT
and Associate Professor, Linguistics Program
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----- "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> From: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 7:55:32 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: Eyjafjallajokull from an icelander
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject:      Re: Eyjafjallajokull from an icelander
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> <font size=3D3>At 4/22/2010 03:26 PM, Geoffrey Nathan wrote:<br>
> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite
> cite=3D"">Content-Transfer-Encoding:
> 8bit<br><br>
> For those whose e-mail clients can support IPA, it's transcribed this
> way:<br><br>
> [=CB=88ei=CB=90jafjatlaj=9C=CB=90k=CA=8Ftl=CC=A5]</font></blockquote><br>
> How would you do it for those whose e-mail clients do not?<br><br>
> Joel<br><br>
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