[Ads-l] testing intelligent quotes

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Oct 17 18:43:35 UTC 2014

I am unable to see the smart quotes and have never gotten Chinese, Japanese or Korean correctly from the ADS list. Nevertheless, I’m not completely convinced that it’s an application issue. For years, I have received e-mails with CJK on other lists without trouble. I use Mail for Mac and it may be that the server is hostile to Macs. It wouldn’t be the first time Windows-oriented computing causes trouble for Macs.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> On Oct 16, 2014, at 6:03 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> What I see:
> =93abc=94 =91def=92
> In my text the above appear as intelligent=20
> quotation marks before this message is=20
> sent.  Let's see what they appear as to various=20
> members' email applications.  One answer from=20
> each of three factions should be sufficient --=20
> either as intelligent quotes (different forms for=20
> opening and closing), unintelligent quotes (same=20
> form for opening and closing), or gibberish=20
> (strings of three characters, such as =E2=80=99 for a single quote or=
> apostrophe).
> If for some email applications they appear as=20
> quotation marks (whether intelligent or=20
> unintelligent), then the fault lies in your email application, dear Brutus.

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