[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

stinney at sas.upenn.edu stinney at sas.upenn.edu
Thu Jun 26 13:32:01 BST 2008

Quoting Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>:

> At 10:18 +0100 2008-06-26, A. J. Trim wrote:
> >Most of the problems that I have seen regarding
> >diacritical marks have been  caused during
> >e-mail. Please see my PDF file that I posted
> >yesterday. It  shows e-mail failure for e and y
> >with the dieresis.
> It shows that Steve Tinney's e-mail client took
> the ë and ÿ which I sent out and converted it
> into another encoding; perhaps UTF-8 or UTF-16? I
> know that I received them on my non-Unicode
> e-mail client as question marks. You received
> them as boxes. Because you had locked the PDF, I
> was unable to select the character and find out
> what you had received.

Since I always set all programs to default to UTF-8 encoding, it is quite likely
that this scenario is correct.  I use Firefox with a webmail client, so there
are other possible places for the mangling to occur.


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