[Ads-l] testing intelligent quotes

Alice Faber afaber at PANIX.COM
Sun Oct 19 14:06:55 UTC 2014

At least on my mail server, the header lines indicating what character 
set is being used are stripped out. Even though I started really having 
a problem when I switched email addresses for my subscription, and was 
able to show the panix tech staff which headers are being stripped, they 
tell me that the problem is before the email gets to panix. Whatever the 
cause, it makes it extremely difficult to follow discussions.

On 10/16/14 9:14 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject:      Re: testing intelligent quotes
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> My test result is indicative of=20
> something.  Intelligent quotes in my test message=20
> were returned to me by the list as intelligent=20
> quotes.  That means that the ADS-L list (and my=20
> Eudora) didn't do anything antagonistic.  On the=20
> other hand, in some messages sent by others on=20
> this list I see the =EFntelligent" characters as three-character sequences.
> But I'm not sure indicative of exactly where the=20
> misinterpretation does lie.  I'm puzzled.
> Joel
> At 10/16/2014 08:14 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>> =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=20
>> for opening and closing), unintelligent quotes=20
>> (same form for opening and closing), or=20
>> gibberish (strings of three characters, such as=20
>> =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.
>> Joel
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