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Re: OT: degree sign

I don't have an answer to the qstn about ascii, degree signs, signatures,
and all that, but if it's a function of the listserv or the machine it runs
on, it seems too insignificant to ask Chris to do anything about it. (Good
grief - hasn't the man done ENOUGH for us?)  If it's a function of our own
email software, we'll each have to figure it out on our own.  My answer
would be:
Just put an F after the number (Brian - you can use a C)
I think most of us can figure out that 70F or 30C means degrees.

I thought the AHS list was back up again.  Got messages from there
yesterday.  However, I don't think anyone is writing any new topics to it
right now - they don't trust it.  I'm staying on that list to keep in touch
with some people who cannot handle the volume of messages on this one.


> [Original Message]
> From: James R. Fisher <garrideb@well.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/14/2002 8:12:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: degree sign
> Marge Talt wrote:
> > What it is, is that you may have an email program that lets you
> > compose in HTML, so you see the degree sign, but it won't show as
> > what you intend in ascii text.  As far as I know, there is no way to
> > add special symbols to ascii text:-)
> +++++++
> I think I have to take issue with that; as I said when I tried,
> I sent my sig (since edited to remove degree) to myself and back
> with no trouble. I have my prefrences set _not_ to send HTML.
> Have you never seen degree signs emanating from other people/lists ,
> such as ALPINE-L ?
> I tried sending my OT message to the AHS list, to test the hypothesis
> that the translation takes place either by the list processor
> (Majordomo vs. Listserv) or by the machine it runs on (maybe Solaris,
> maybe NT, in the cases of gardenchat vs. AHS). Unfortunately,
> _I_ never got back my original posting from gardenchat, though I
> suspect everybody else did, certainly David and Margaret. Presumably
> it's awaiting Chris' attention ? _Nor_ have I got the thing back
> from the AHS list, did anybody ? AHS frozen again :-( ?
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [37 C], Min. -0 F [-17 C]
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