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Re: [BKARTS] BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 24 Nov 2005 to 25 Nov 2005 (#2005-329)

If this posting was intended to help me, thank you, 
but it's way beyond my technical understanding.

It is disappointing that my messages show up so illegibly,
particularly when I wanted to introduce the List to my 
new artist book. 

A L I C E * S I M P S O N
NEW WORK:www.alicesimpson.com
> Date:    Fri, 25 Nov 2005 23:40:27 -0500
> From:    Audrey Hollinger <audreyh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: =20s and such
> For some reason the messages from this list are being converted to the
> MIME Quoted-printable encoding. Your mail-reading program, however, does
> not realize that the mail has been encoded this way. Either the
> information saying *how* it was encoded has been lost, or your mail
> reader does not understand this encoding type.
> The messages I receive from the list include (amongst many others) the
> following headers:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"; format=3Dflowed
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> X-MIME-Autoconverted: from 8bit to quoted-printable by mx3.syr.edu id
> jAPEITXq011862
> Either you are losing this header information, or your mail reader
> doesn't understand the Content-Transfer-Encoding header, or it doesn't
> understand the particular encoding quoted-printable.
> The quoted-printable encoding essentially replaces everything except the
> basic printable characters from the original ASCII character set with
> =3Dxx where xx is the hexadecimal value of the character. There are a
> couple of special cases: line breaks are left as is, the equals sign =
> '=3D'
> must be encoded as =3D3D, and blank and tab are left as is unless they =
> are
> the last character in the line in which case they are encoded as =3D20 =
> and
> =3D09 respectively. The line length of the encoded text is also limited,
> so if it is necessary to break a line, a =3D is inserted at the end of =
> the
> line to indicate that this is an additional line break.
> This is a reasonably effective encoding to use to map text that is
> mostly ASCII into text that is *all* ASCII and has limited line length.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quoted-printable for perhaps a little
> more information.
> -Kevin Martin
> the Papertrail=20

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