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Re: [vox] Let's Kill the 76 Char Line Limit!
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Re: [vox] Let's Kill the 76 Char Line Limit!

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 02:31:15PM -0700, Marianne Waage wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 01:05:13PM -0800, Edward Elliott wrote:
> > As the old movie, I cant? take it anymore!! Of the dozens of groups
> > and boards I belong to, LUGOD is the only one that restricts the
> > member to non-wrapping text lines of 76 chars. Of the many technical,
> > professional, healthcare, political, education, etc., this is the only
> > one still forcing these strange restrictions on the members.
> Your single quotes aren't converting well for me either. They all look
> like question marks. Wonder if that's a font conversion issue or a 
> character set issue.

By far the most common reason for this would be an e-mail claiming to
be ISO-8859-1 when it's actually Windows Codepage 1252 or
similar. Checking... a-yup. Outlook sucks.

> I personally find it more annoying when people have 30 or 40 character
> wide delimiters.

You mean, as in the auto vox sig-line? :-)

Micah J. Cowan
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