[Marxism] Telling the Truth About Class
einde at gmx.de
Sat Jul 19 17:21:27 MDT 2008
Carrol Cox wrote:
> David Picón Álvarez wrote:
>> Not sure if this is my Mail User Agent behaving badly, but I got some kind
>> of encoding for some characters on the article...
> For several reasons I'm using a quite antique mail program, but it seems
> only recently that I too am getting posts (on idfferent lists) with
> stretches such as "identiﬁablecultural" -- which I presume
> represents a character which my mailer won't translate? But are some
> with more 'reasonable' mailers also getting this?
I've got my Thunderbird switched to Plain Text and I've got these
strange codes too. I think this one - "identiﬁable" - is an "fi"
ligature and this one - "conﬂict" is an "fl" ligature, though
this is the first time I've come across such ligatures on the Net, at
least as far as I'm aware. Looking at the linked page I can see no
ligatures in the passage quoted - but looking at the source code these
ligatures are there. Why anybody would want to include them is a mystery
BTW – is simply the code for an n-dash.
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