Gibberish in Ubuntu when dealing with documents / websites

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Nov 26 10:30:41 UTC 2008

As my native language is not ASCII-compatible, myself and other Ubuntu
users in my area often have problems with Gibberish (wrongly-encoded
text) when exchanging documents with users of non-UTF-8 operating
systems *ahem* MS Windows *ahem*. I would like to know if other people
/ locales suffer from this problem. If so, please send to me the
letters of your alphabet so that I can try to compie a list of
problematic letters (see my .sig for examples of some alphabets). I am
trying to write a script that will help decode this Gibberish back
into the correct encoding, but I need to know which letters are
problematic for other Ubuntu users. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen


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