funny fonts in plain text email (Re: nautilus rename file

toyfactory toyfactory at
Fri Mar 4 11:31:57 UTC 2005

I've just set my webmail account to use a different (JIS) character set.
 Does it make any difference?


On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 12:25:24 +0100, "Philippe Landau" <lists at>
> >>toyfactory wrote:
> >>Nick, the font of your emails
> >>prints quite irregular character-shapes in hoary utf8 thunderbird.
> >>it looks like a thunderbird bug because the source suffers this too.
> >>could it come from your
> >>X-Sasl-Enc: aWqlGZ63aMcsG1rtjMPtVmBrOkPYYtN8ZrYF4KeeY8Dx 1109927481,
> >>are others seeing this too ?
> oh, i see Nick explained it already:
> > Sorry about my unattractive text!  It's a plain text email, but it's
> > probably set to the Shift-JIS charset (it's to do with the webmail I
> > use).  Perhaps your browser or email client is trying to display it as
> > Japanese text.  If it bugs you try changing the encoding in your browser
> > or email client, or set it to use nicer fonts for asian text.  Sorry
> > that's not very helpful, if it's a problem for everyone who receives my
> > mails I'll try to play with my email settings.
> and i thought all the time you try to use some artsy fonts ;-)
> kind regards     philippe
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