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 Post subject: Why Windows Live Mail does not recognize ASCII characters ?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:56 am 
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Hello experts !

I work a lot with Windows Live Mail to handle my Hotmail account.

I have a signature with ASCII characters, I have the file with the extension HTML but it appears with the funny simbols instead of the ASCII character, what can I do so Windows Live Mail recognizes my signature as it is including the ASCII characters ?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Best greetings from New York,

Antonio Machado.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Windows Live Mail does not recognize ASCII character
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Don't use ASCII as it's going to try and convert it in hotmail.

That's not an answer, but I often wonder why it's so important for others to use ASCII in sigs to make this an issue the last 4 years. I'm curious...what's in this signature that's going to make or break a formal conversation via e-mail that you can't just leave out and say "Thank you, John Doe". Format over Formality?


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 Post subject: Re: Why Windows Live Mail does not recognize ASCII character
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:55 am 
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Chumly wrote:
Don't use ASCII as it's going to try and convert it in hotmail.

That's not an answer, but I often wonder why it's so important for others to use ASCII in sigs to make this an issue the last 4 years. I'm curious...what's in this signature that's going to make or break a formal conversation via e-mail that you can't just leave out and say "Thank you, John Doe". Format over Formality?

Hello Chumly:

Thanks for making time to share with me your thoughts on this matter.

I tend to agree with you: a special ASCII character it is not substantial, it is neither relevant to any subject we are trying to expose nor important to reinforce any argument of any kind.

But on the other hand, my friend, it happens that English is my second language, being the first one Spanish, and in this language we use a lot of ASCII characters which are always part of the correct Grammar and usually gives a different sense to a word or to a phrase; sometimes the same sentence can be interpreted in two or three different ways depending on the ASCII characters we use.

For instance we use a and á, e and é, i and í, o and ó, u and ú and ü, also n and ñ, etc.; those ASCII characters make a difference, sometimes subtle difference, sometimes a considerable one.

My friend Chumly: thanks again, it is always a pleasure having friends interested in the questions we post here. How do you think I can get that Windos Live Mail recognizes my signature with special ASCII characters ?

Best greetings from New York,

Antonio Machado.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Windows Live Mail does not recognize ASCII character
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:54 pm 
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eh....I think you just need fixed spaced fonts rather then variable spaced

Think the difference between using a typewriter and a typesetter.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Windows Live Mail does not recognize ASCII character
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:55 pm 
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furball146 wrote:
eh....I think you just need fixed spaced fonts rather then variable spaced

Think the difference between using a typewriter and a typesetter.

Hello furball146:

Thank you very much for dedicating time to help me.

Please tell me more about it, please explain me a bit more what do you mean, I would like to explore that alternativa, where should I begin ? what exactly do I need to do for that ?

Best greetings from New York, Antonio Machado.


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