Character sets / encoding
lewisp at avex.co.uk
Mon Sep 7 22:57:07 BST 2009
On Sunday 06 Sep 2009 Anne Wilson sent:
> In KMail I have problems with accented characters, resulting in this like
> L�ck. I assume this is a problem of character encoding. There doesn't
> seem to be anywhere in systemsettings that I can check and possibly alter
> that. Any suggestions?
I find this sort of behaviour on several websites as viewed in Firefox, often
where a British pound sign should be. When I view the source in a tool to
shows the hexadecimal value of the characters (okteta for example) I find that
they are all group values greater than 0x7f, that is beyond the encoding scope
of most character sets.
I just assumed that the funny negative question mark is a way of saying "what
The characters that you sent were 0x4c 0xef 0xbf 0xbd 0x63 0x6b so I am not
surprised that nothing much could be done with it.
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