On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 12:45:54AM +0100, Cormac Lawler wrote:
On 4/18/05, Chad Perrin <perrin(a)apotheon.com>
On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 09:41:58PM +0200, Anthere
When I say the majority, I was referring to those discussing the topic
on quarto list. Cormac, could you sent a sample of the last version of
the mail so that Chad can understand what I mean by "best to use html" ?
Is the group of people discussing it on the quarto list the sum total of
people who will receive this email of which you speak?
The email is proposed to be distributed on the newly-created
foundation-news-l mailing list, specifically set up for this purpose
(and possibly other announcements though this hasn't been fully
discussed). We've also thought about using it as a multilingual press
On multilinguality, is it any easier to display a multilingual message
in a plain text email? Or does this require the html solution? (This
is why html was proposed in the first place.)
short answer: Yes.
slightly longer answer: The language for which a given computer is set
up is the language in which that computer is going to be most easily
able to render text. Thus, if you happen to be using an Arabic-language
version of a given OS, it will display text as Arabic where that is the
language in which the text is sent. Unicode, after all, wasn't just
designed for the Web.
Now, granted, there are some languages that might suffer limitations in
this area, but they'll tend to suffer the same limitations with
displaying text in HTML as well. After all, text is text: text in HTML
uses the same mechanism as text outside of HTML, unless the text is
actually rendered as a static image, which is another ball of wax
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