[TriLUG] strange chars/formatting in received e-mail

Jym Williams Zavada trilugj at jrwz.net
Thu Nov 10 14:25:22 EST 2011

I use the same client, and see a similar problem on occasion.  I most often 
use alpine on Mac OS X in the Terminal.app, but I also use alpine on Linux. 
I don't recall ever seeing the problem on the latter, and on the former it's 
only been a bother when I've tried to print out the messages.  I've always 
assumed it's some sort of mismatch regarding character set interpretation, 
and I figured eventually I'd get both alpine's and Terminal.app's settings 
to coincide.  Even though I don't find it annoying, I too am curious to find 
out what others have to say about this.

-Jym Williams Zavada

On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 at 10:58, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:

> I'm using pine/alpine as my e-mail client. I occasionally get e-mail that has 
> strange chars where a para/end of sentence/linefeed might be. As well, when I 
> "reply" the text isn't indented with a ">" at the start of each line, but is 
> included as is (as if my client doesn't recognise the e-mail that I'm 
> replying to as text).
> Here's an example I got from my s.o. this morning. The first sentence starts 
> with an "A" with a "^" on top on my screen. There are two more of the same 
> char in the sample.
> ---
> 	?? They have changed our email and I am not sure that this will go
> through.?? The email has been down all morning since they did this
> conversion overnight.??
> ---
> Anyone know what's going on/what I have to do to see it as e-mail?
> Thanks Joe
> -- 
> Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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