[duxhelp] Re: Plaguing overworked programmers with inane requests.

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  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 15:14:36 -0400

Jack

I think I may have a solution for part of that, but its Friday afternoon, and I 
am sure I am missing something from what seems to me an obvious solution.  

But also, perhaps we should take it off the beta list since I have a suggestion 
for conversion of your html files rather than anything to do with Duxbury.

sean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Sullivan [mailto:peter@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: June 4, 2004 2:02 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Plaguing overworked programmers with inane
> requests.
> 
> 
> Jack,
> 
> I really don't have any idea what you're asking about.
> 
> - Peter 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 2:55 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Plaguing overworked programmers with inane 
> requests.
> 
> I really do want my left-handed giggle sprocket encoding.  I 
> am trying to
> import Unicode text to save it into languages that don't play 
> by the rules,
> E.G. Russian, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew, circumventing any 
> MSWord add-ons. I
> think I've done this pretty successfully with some 
> translations of a text on
> the Unicode Consortiums web-site. I say I think, because the 
> braille feels
> as if it is okay, and I can always inventory with the 
> displayed characters
> with the Duscii tables.
>  
> I am trying, among other things to come up with a rough and ready
> translation of the Koran, and polytonic Greek versions of the 
> Iliad and
> Odyssey, the latter not likely to translate.  However, the 
> text is in html
> entity refs, and apart from manually converting these into 
> the relevnt UTF-8
> characters,I know of no way to do this under Win98.  If it 
> can be done under
> XP, I'll either wait till I win the lottery, or write a macro 
> for my Dos
> Text editor, to do a series of search and replaces.
>  
> Does anyone have any ideas.
>  
> Jack
>  
>  
> 
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