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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 9 Sep 2020 20:55:14
Message: <5f597972@news.povray.org>
This post is a test.  It is only a test.

I just changed my Thunderbird character encoding to UTF-8, in the hope 
that the Web interface won't overcorrect ISO-8859-1 text and print 
things like "Bézier" when it sees "Bézier," and formulas like

   P(t) = (1-t)³*P1 + 3*(1-t)²*t*P2 + 3*(1-t)*t²*P3 + t³*P4

will show correctly, instead of my having to fire up Thunderbird just to 
read a message.  Although I prefer a newsreader for posting, the Web 
interface is most convenient for reading though the messages.  And maybe 
we'll see less "Â Â Â" in replies where there should be just whitespace.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 9 Sep 2020 21:15:00
Message: <web.5f597d127b432d5b60e0cc3d0@news.povray.org>
Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> This post is a test.  It is only a test.
>
> I just changed my Thunderbird character encoding to UTF-8, in the hope
> that the Web interface won't overcorrect ISO-8859-1 text and print
> things like "Bézier" when it sees "Bézier," and formulas like
>
>    P(t) = (1-t)³*P1 + 3*(1-t)²*t*P2 + 3*(1-t)*t²*P3 + t³*P4
>
> will show correctly, instead of my having to fire up Thunderbird just to
> read a message.  Although I prefer a newsreader for posting, the Web
> interface is most convenient for reading though the messages.  And maybe
> we'll see less "Â Â Â" in replies where there should be just whitespace.

Nope, didn't work.  The Web interface is just broken.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 9 Sep 2020 21:19:03
Message: <5f597f07$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/9/20 9:10 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> Cousin Ricky<ric### [at] yahoocom>  wrote:
>> This post is a test.  It is only a test.
>>
>> I just changed my Thunderbird character encoding to UTF-8, in the hope
>> that the Web interface won't overcorrect ISO-8859-1 text and print
>> things like "Bézier" when it sees "Bézier," and formulas like
>>
>>     P(t) = (1-t)³*P1 + 3*(1-t)²*t*P2 + 3*(1-t)*t²*P3 + t³*P4
>>
>> will show correctly, instead of my having to fire up Thunderbird just to
>> read a message.  Although I prefer a newsreader for posting, the Web
>> interface is most convenient for reading though the messages.  And maybe
>> we'll see less "Â Â Â" in replies where there should be just whitespace.
> Nope, didn't work.  The Web interface is just broken.

How far can I push the suck?


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 9 Sep 2020 21:30:00
Message: <web.5f5980827b432d5b60e0cc3d0@news.povray.org>
Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> On 9/9/20 9:10 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> > Cousin Ricky<ric### [at] yahoocom>  wrote:
> >> This post is a test.  It is only a test.
> >>
> >> I just changed my Thunderbird character encoding to UTF-8, in the hope
> >> that the Web interface won't overcorrect ISO-8859-1 text and print
> >> things like "Bézier" when it sees "Bézier," and formulas like
> >>
> >>     P(t) = (1-t)³*P1 + 3*(1-t)²*t*P2 + 3*(1-t)*t²*P3 + t³*P4
> >>
> >> will show correctly, instead of my having to fire up Thunderbird just to
> >> read a message.  Although I prefer a newsreader for posting, the Web
> >> interface is most convenient for reading though the messages.  And maybe
> >> we'll see less "Â Â Â" in replies where there should be just whitespace.
> > Nope, didn't work.  The Web interface is just broken.
>
> How far can I push the suck?

Only one level, it seems.  Unless it is Thunderbird that is broken, not the Web
interface.


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From: Thorsten
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 10 Sep 2020 04:14:48
Message: <5f59e078$1@news.povray.org>
On 10.09.2020 03:10, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> Nope, didn't work.  The Web interface is just broken.

It is not broken, it is just old.

Thorsten


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From: Dick Balaska
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 20 Sep 2020 18:23:35
Message: <5f67d667@news.povray.org>
Am 9/10/20 4:14 AM, also sprach Thorsten:
> On 10.09.2020 03:10, Cousin Ricky wrote:

> 
> It is not broken, it is just old.
> 
> Thorsten


Which, from the PoV of a user in 2020, makes it broken.

-- 
dik
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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 12 Oct 2020 23:27:09
Message: <5f851e8d$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/9/2020 9:10 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> This post is a test.  It is only a test.
>>
>> I just changed my Thunderbird character encoding to UTF-8, in the hope
>> that the Web interface won't overcorrect ISO-8859-1 text and print
>> things like "Bézier" when it sees "Bézier," and formulas like
>>
>>     P(t) = (1-t)³*P1 + 3*(1-t)²*t*P2 + 3*(1-t)*t²*P3 + t³*P4
>>
>> will show correctly, instead of my having to fire up Thunderbird just to
>> read a message.  Although I prefer a newsreader for posting, the Web
>> interface is most convenient for reading though the messages.  And maybe
>> we'll see less "Â Â Â" in replies where there should be just whitespace.
> 
> Nope, didn't work.  The Web interface is just broken.
> 
> 


I use the web interface if I need to link to a post or thread. I guess 
it is also useful if you are using someone else's computer or a library 
computer.

Mike


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From: Thorsten
Subject: Re: Outsmarting a broken Web interface
Date: 13 Oct 2020 04:15:41
Message: <5f85622d$1@news.povray.org>
On 10.09.2020 03:10, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> This post is a test.  It is only a test.
>>
>> I just changed my Thunderbird character encoding to UTF-8, in the hope
>> that the Web interface won't overcorrect ISO-8859-1 text and print
>> things like "Bézier" when it sees "Bézier," and formulas like
>>
>>     P(t) = (1-t)³*P1 + 3*(1-t)²*t*P2 + 3*(1-t)*t²*P3 + t³*P4
>>
>> will show correctly, instead of my having to fire up Thunderbird just to
>> read a message.  Although I prefer a newsreader for posting, the Web
>> interface is most convenient for reading though the messages.  And maybe
>> we'll see less "Â Â Â" in replies where there should be just whitespace.
> 
> Nope, didn't work.  The Web interface is just broken.

In Firefox this looks fine at 
http://news.povray.org/povray.off-topic/thread/%3C5f851e8d%241%40news.povray.org%3E/ 


Thorsten


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