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Re: Help with this article with all the \XXX

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Help with this article with all the \XXX
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:41:59 +0200
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Passer By <sender@sender.send> writes:

> Does everyone see how there are all these \222 \223 \224 etc
> how do i get them to look like the normal ',", etc. chars

Which they are not.

' is \047, not \222
" is \042, not \223

\222 is ’
\223 is “
\224 is ” 

The problem comes from the sender who indicates the wrong encoding for
their characters.  Notably, from MS-Windows programs who announce
ISO-8859-1 encoding when they include WINDOWS-1252 characters.

You should complain to the senders and they  should fill a bug report
with their software vendor.

__Pascal Bourguignon__           

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