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Thread #135626 Message #3101232
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
23-Feb-11 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Non-ASCII character display problems
Subject: RE: Tech: Non-ASCII character display problems
Joe, I entirely trust you to have good reasons to do whatever you are doing. It is not neccessary to explain them to me personally in order to stop me pestering the 'cat in this matter, because I won't any more. What I felt I should contribute, I did above, to the best of my competencies, admittedly quite limited. (Of course I shall continue to answer questions.) To focus the discussion in general, only public statements will do. What you wrote here on 18 Feb 11 - 05:06 AM is much better than nothing, for a start.
John (23 Feb 11 - 07:51 AM), it's your browser doing that by itself, unfortunately only with "irrelevant" characters, see my post of 14 Feb 11 - 01:23 PM above, reflecting my experiments.
To all: the above tool CodepageTurner is designed to convert the raw bytes of "legacy" messages already stored in the Mudcat database, of unknown codepages. This is an operation usually performed by Joe, whom I understood to desire such a software (in his post of 18 Feb 11 - 05:06 AM), or his "clones", or "kind souls" he asks for help. When posting, please use Artful's tool "htmlesc" or anything equivalent.