• High ASCII Characters

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ED VANCE on Sat Mar 24 00:48:00 2018
    Ed,

    Nope, just Period characters.

    That's because Windows Notepad can't recognize the high ascii
    characters. But the OLX QWK Reader, does.

    Daryl

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Sun Mar 25 09:58:00 2018
    In a message on 03-24-18 Daryl Stout said to Ed Vance:

    Hello Daryl,

    Nope, just Period characters.

    That's because Windows Notepad can't recognize the high ascii
    characters.

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read all
    the accented (high-ASCII) characters in Notepad and its siblings in
    various versions of Windows, as well as print them out from those pgms.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


    .. Problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.
    -- MR/2 2.30

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Mon Mar 26 10:11:00 2018
    Holger,

    That's because Windows Notepad can't recognize the high ascii
    characters.

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read all HG>the accented (high-ASCII) characters in Notepad and its siblings in HG>various versions of Windows, as well as print them out from those pgms.

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't show
    them within MultiMail.

    Daryl

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Tue Mar 27 09:45:00 2018
    In a message on 03-26-18 Daryl Stout said to Holger Granholm:

    Hi Daryl,

    That's because Windows Notepad can't recognize the high ascii
    characters.

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read
    and printout all those high-ASCII characters from Notepad.

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't
    show them within MultiMail.

    B4 Ed can read the PC8 characters they have passed through Fidonet and
    the QWK-processing program at his host as well as his QWK-reader.


    73 de Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


    .. 200-year old champagne and beer, found on the Aland Islands.
    -- MR/2 2.30



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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Wed Mar 28 12:12:00 2018
    Hi Daryl,

    Hi, Holger...

    B4 Ed can read the PC8 characters they have passed through Fidonet and HG>the QWK-processing program at his host as well as his QWK-reader.

    All I know is that it works fine with OLX. I can work with making
    shorter taglines compared to MultiMail. If the program crashes, why
    bother with it??

    Daryl

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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Daryl Stout on Tue Apr 10 06:58:00 2018
    03-26-18 10:11 Daryl Stout wrote to HOLGER GRANHOLM about Re: High ASCII Characters
    Howdy! Daryl, Holger, et al,

    @MSGID: <5AB95C1F.1840.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5AB8C4CF.1836.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    Holger,

    That's because Windows Notepad can't recognize the high ascii
    characters.

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read all
    the accented (high-ASCII) characters in Notepad and its siblings in
    various versions of Windows, as well as print them out from those pgms.

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't show them within MultiMail.

    I was reading XP's Help and Support pages to see how to make the Band-Aid graphic in Notepad and read something about the Character Map.

    I looked in Character Map for the Characters I could use to make an image
    of a Band-Aid in Notepad and found two of them I could use.
    In the Grid, I found the Full Block character is U + 2588
    and the Light Shade Character is U + 2591

    Using Notepad I held the Alt Key and entered 2588 on the Keypad a total
    of 5 times. (I only entered the digits, I didn't type the letter U first).

    Next I held the Alt Key and entered 2591 a total of 5 times.

    Again I keyed in the Code Alt 2588 5 times.

    What I saw on the screen looked like the image that was in the Johnson and Johnson Tagline I used in a message some time ago.

    The word Band-Aid is a brand name for a Adhesive Bandage the Johnson &
    Johnson Company sells in the U.S.A.

    Sorry for the confusion, Holger, I thought the word Band-Aid was a common
    word that everyone knew.

    The editor that MultiMail DOS uses is called MS-DOS Editor, Version 2.0.026, Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1995.

    It doesn't show the same character(s).
    It shows ...............

    On my screen the character Alt 2588 looks like a small capital L letter,
    and the character Alt 2591 looks like it is Heart shaped but the top is flat, it looks more like a Triangle with the pointed end at the bottom.

    I'm wondering if everyone sees the same thing that I see on my screen.
    Let Me know. Thanks.

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .


    ... After a snowstorm everybody's lawn looks the same.
    --- MultiMail/MS-DOS v0.49
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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Holger Granholm on Tue Apr 10 22:24:00 2018
    03-27-18 09:45 Holger Granholm wrote to Daryl Stout about Re: High ASCII Characters
    Howdy! Holger,

    @MSGID: <5ABB67CC.1842.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    In a message on 03-26-18 Daryl Stout said to Holger Granholm:

    Hi Daryl,

    That's because Windows Notepad can't recognize the high ascii
    characters.

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read
    and printout all those high-ASCII characters from Notepad.

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't
    show them within MultiMail.

    B4 Ed can read the PC8 characters they have passed through Fidonet and
    the QWK-processing program at his host as well as his QWK-reader.

    -SNIP-

    Re: the OS/2 of MultiMail that You use, MR/2 2.30 as seen in Your Tagline:

    .. 200-year old champagne and beer, found on the Aland Islands.
    -- MR/2 2.30

    I was wondering if MultiMail had released a newer version of their DOS
    or Windows program, so I looked and saw the latest version shown on their
    page was v. 0.49 .

    Since I've been using MM v. 0.50 for DOS or Windows that seemed funny to me
    not to see any later version than v. 0.49 in their list.

    I looked around some of the pages and saw a message William McBrine wrote
    about a newer OS/2 version of MultiMail.

    https://sourceforge.net/p/multimail/mailman/multimail-announce/

    His message was posted on 2003-05-09 17:44:50 .
    Subject: MMail-ann: Fix for OS2 port of MultiMail

    I have seen You write about being comfortable with the MM version that
    You've been using but I thought to write You about the newer version
    in case You may want to investigate it for Yourself.

    Now I'm going to go look to see when I D/L'd the 0.50 versions of MM.
    Not seeing them on the Official Page has Me wondering.......

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .


    ... A horse may go freely to water, but a pencil must be lead.
    --- MultiMail/MS-DOS v0.49
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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Ed Vance on Thu Apr 12 09:37:00 2018
    In a message on 04-10-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GE Ed,

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read
    and printout all those high-ASCII characters from Notepad.

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't
    show them within MultiMail.

    I haven't set any settings in Notepad and don't know if that's possible.

    Re: the OS/2 of MultiMail that You use, MR/2 2.30 as seen in Your
    Tagline:

    -- MR/2 2.30

    That is NOT any form of MultiMail but a totally different QWK-reader.
    I do have MultiMail for OS/2 installed, but rarely use it but I have
    tested it.

    I was wondering if MultiMail had released a newer version of their
    DOS or Windows program, so I looked and saw the latest version shown
    on their page was v. 0.49 .

    So was I, so I threw out a question about it and was told that there is
    no official new version (v0.50) but an unofficial version 0.50 is avail-
    ble somewhere.

    I looked around some of the pages and saw a message William McBrine
    wrote about a newer OS/2 version of MultiMail.

    Since MultiMail for OS/2 isn't very important for me, I don't bother.

    I have seen You write about being comfortable with the MM version
    that You've been using but I thought to write You about the newer
    version in case You may want to investigate it for Yourself.

    You are mixing apples and pears. MM isn't the same as MR but there is a MUltiMail version for OS/2 and that is the one I have installed but not
    using regularly.


    GN es CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Holger Granholm on Fri Apr 13 09:26:00 2018
    04-12-18 09:37 Holger Granholm wrote to Ed Vance about Re: High ASCII
    haracters
    Howdy! Holger, GM

    @MSGID: <5AD07FDD.1853.amtradio@capitolcityonline.net>
    In a message on 04-10-18 Ed Vance said to Holger Granholm:

    GE Ed,

    That is not true. I can write a text file in PCDOS or OS/2 and read
    and printout all those high-ASCII characters from Notepad.

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't
    show them within MultiMail.

    I haven't set any settings in Notepad and don't know if that's
    possible.

    Re: the OS/2 of MultiMail that You use, MR/2 2.30 as seen in Your
    Tagline:

    -- MR/2 2.30

    That is NOT any form of MultiMail but a totally different QWK-reader.
    I do have MultiMail for OS/2 installed, but rarely use it but I have tested it.

    Ah!, O.K. , I made a mistake thinking MR/2 was the OS/2 version of MM.
    Still learning............ Thanks!.

    I was wondering if MultiMail had released a newer version of their
    DOS or Windows program, so I looked and saw the latest version shown
    on their page was v. 0.49 .

    So was I, so I threw out a question about it and was told that there is
    no official new version (v0.50) but an unofficial version 0.50 is
    avail- ble somewhere.

    Thank You for clearing up why I couldn't see MM v0.50 on the Official
    MultiMail page.

    I looked around some of the pages and saw a message William McBrine
    wrote about a newer OS/2 version of MultiMail.

    Since MultiMail for OS/2 isn't very important for me, I don't bother.

    I have seen You write about being comfortable with the MM version
    that You've been using but I thought to write You about the newer
    version in case You may want to investigate it for Yourself.

    You are mixing apples and pears. MM isn't the same as MR but there is a MUltiMail version for OS/2 and that is the one I have installed but not using regularly.

    Yep! I'm guilty of mixing Kenwood gear up with either Clegg or
    Central Electronics gear.
    I sit corrected. Thanks Again!

    73 de Ed W9ODR . .

    ... Keyboard not found...THINK F1 to Continue.
    --- MultiMail/MS-DOS v0.49
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ED VANCE on Fri Apr 13 18:19:00 2018
    Ed,

    Yep! I'm guilty of mixing Kenwood gear up with either Clegg or
    Central Electronics gear.

    At least you know Kenmore (from Sears) isn't amateur radio related.


    Daryl

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Ed Vance on Fri Apr 13 09:26:00 2018
    In a message on 04-10-18 Ed Vance said to Daryl Stout:

    Hi Ed,

    Then, Ed must have a different setting with Notepad, or it won't show them within MultiMail.

    I don't know of any settings in Notepad and I don't know if you can
    specify what editor you want to use in MM.

    Since my reply yesterday I have checked all versions of Multimail I have
    and even installed MMDOS since I didn't have that version installed.

    In all versions of MultiMail now known to me you can choose the editor
    you want to use. Just edit the file named MMAIL.RC bottom line of the
    first page.

    OTOH, it may not affect what you read on the screen before you start
    replying to a message. But remember: Pressing the 'a' key gives you a
    view of ANSI graphics and back to normal press 'q'.


    73 de Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Ed Vance on Wed Apr 18 08:31:14 2018

    On 2018 Apr 10 06:58:00, you wrote to Daryl Stout:

    I'm wondering if everyone sees the same thing that I see on my screen.
    Let Me know. Thanks.

    the U+2345 stuff is UNICODE... it is not CP437 which you are used to... CP437 is being forcibly left in the dirt and everything is moving to UNICODE (aka UTF-8)...

    the reason you see the differences that you do is because those characters that
    you used to make the band aide are not in the same location in UTF-8 as they are in CP437... CP437 is derived from a byte, 8 bits... because of that, CP437 is limited to only 256 characters... UTF-8 is four bytes, 32bits, and has 1112064 code points... not characters... each code point can be a character on its own or it can be combined with other code points to make other characters...

    an example would be something like the o with the rooftop (aka circumflex SHIFT-6)... in CP437 you see it as ALT-147... in UTF-8 it is U+00F4... how you would type that on your keyboard, i don't know... the old ALT codes we used to use are going away and all the characters are moving /except/ for the letters and basic symbols...

    look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_437

    i hope you will see the majik... in the chart, you have the character (on top),
    the unicode value (in the middle) and the alt value (on the bottom)...

    eg:
    00F4
    147

    i cannot use the ALT codes any more... now, on my linux, i have to use what is known as "composing"... to make this character, i have to use my "compose key" and then the two characters "o" and "^"... they are composed together to make the final character... on my system, when reading these messages, i'm forcing
    things into CP437 but these characters like this i see as two characters... in this case, the tilde "~" and the capital "S"... i don't see the "o" with the rooftop unless i switch to unicode instead of CP437...

    eventually, all of these fancy things like the bandaid and frame characters we're used to seeing in the old DOS CP437 world will be harder to do... especially since much of it is simply being dropped and no one has yet created a convertor to convert these characters to the UTF-8 equivelent... there are a few BBSes doing this conversion in code so the old CP437 style screens can be used... they are actually transmitting the UTF-8 characters instead of the CP437 characters... it would be nice to have a conversion program that does the
    same thing and converts the actual screens... the thing is, right now, i don't know how that would affect the ANSI color and cursor positioning codes... probably not but...

    hope this helps... i still have to work really hard to wrap my head around it...

    )\/(ark

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Ed Vance on Wed Apr 18 09:14:10 2018

    On 2018 Apr 13 09:26:00, you wrote to Holger Granholm:

    That is NOT any form of MultiMail but a totally different QWK-reader.
    I do have MultiMail for OS/2 installed, but rarely use it but I have
    tested it.

    Ah!, O.K. , I made a mistake thinking MR/2 was the OS/2 version of MM. Still learning............ Thanks!.

    yeah, the multimail one would be MM/2 IIRC...

    )\/(ark

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    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
    ... I'm not a complete idiot...several parts are missing.
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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Thu Apr 19 10:03:00 2018
    In a message on 04-18-18 mark lewis said to Ed Vance:

    Ah!, O.K. , I made a mistake thinking MR/2 was the OS/2 version of MM. Still learning............ Thanks!.

    yeah, the multimail one would be MM/2 IIRC...

    Wrong! The OS/2 version is named MMOS2..., the dots representing the
    version number. The one I have in the BBS is named MMOS2049.ZIP


    Have a nice day,

    Holger


    .. Taglines: More interesting than the garbage above.
    -- MR/2 2.30


    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Holger Granholm on Sun Apr 22 09:14:46 2018

    On 2018 Apr 19 10:03:00, you wrote to me:

    Ah!, O.K. , I made a mistake thinking MR/2 was the OS/2 version of
    MM. Still learning............ Thanks!.

    yeah, the multimail one would be MM/2 IIRC...

    Wrong! The OS/2 version is named MMOS2..., the dots representing the version number. The one I have in the BBS is named MMOS2049.ZIP

    right... i was talking about what would be on the tear line... that's generally
    different than the zip file name or what may be hidden behing a control line...

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
    ... He who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, dead.
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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Mon Apr 23 09:15:00 2018
    In a message on 04-22-18 mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Good morning Mark,

    yeah, the multimail one would be MM/2 IIRC...

    Wrong! The OS/2 version is named MMOS2..., the dots representing the version number. The one I have in the BBS is named MMOS2049.ZIP

    right... i was talking about what would be on the tear line...
    that's generally different than the zip file name or what may be
    hidden behing a control line...

    There's a saying, "A loved child has many names".

    You can say that for MultiMail too. All versions have the MM.EXE and
    MM.RC (settings) files but then in the directory it's installed in you
    find the MMOS2.TXT, MMDOS.TXT and MMWIN.TXT that are unique for the
    different operating systems.


    Have a good day,

    Holger


    .. <Ctrl><Alt><Del> to read the next message
    -- MR/2 2.30

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Holger Granholm on Wed Apr 25 05:35:24 2018

    On 2018 Apr 23 09:15:00, you wrote to me:

    yeah, the multimail one would be MM/2 IIRC...

    Wrong! The OS/2 version is named MMOS2..., the dots representing the
    version number. The one I have in the BBS is named MMOS2049.ZIP

    right... i was talking about what would be on the tear line...
    that's generally different than the zip file name or what may be
    hidden behing a control line...

    There's a saying, "A loved child has many names".

    You can say that for MultiMail too. All versions have the MM.EXE and
    MM.RC (settings) files but then in the directory it's installed in you find the MMOS2.TXT, MMDOS.TXT and MMWIN.TXT that are unique for the different operating systems.

    but we're not talking about file or product names, holger... we're talking about whatever little signage they may put on the tear line...

    .. <Ctrl><Alt><Del> to read the next message
    -- MR/2 2.30

    like this one above (with two dashes instead of three)... if you were using multimail for OS/2, it could easily be
    --- MM/2 some.version.number

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2

    and this one from your PCBoard...

    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)

    that's all that's being said... nothing else... tag line not withstanding... it
    was already selected by the program before anything was written ;)

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Thu Apr 26 09:03:00 2018
    In a message on 04-25-18 mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Good morning Mark,

    but we're not talking about file or product names, holger... we're
    talking about whatever little signage they may put on the tear
    line...

    OK, I was talking about the name of the program for different operating systems.

    .. <Ctrl><Alt><Del> to read the next message
    -- MR/2 2.30

    like this one above (with two dashes instead of three)... if you
    were using multimail for OS/2, it could easily be
    --- MM/2 some.version.number

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2

    Anything is possible.

    and this one from your PCBoard...

    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)

    that's all that's being said... nothing else... tag line not withstanding... it was already selected by the program before
    anything was written ;)

    Correct, the Origin: line is set and permanent until I want to change
    it but the tag line I can choose from the file containing a lot of tag
    lines although I get an optional tag line suggestion when I start a
    reply.


    Have a nice day,

    Holger


    .. Fame is... being known by more people than you know.
    -- MR/2 2.30


    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Holger Granholm on Fri Apr 27 09:05:46 2018

    On 2018 Apr 26 09:03:00, you wrote to me:

    but we're not talking about file or product names, holger... we're
    talking about whatever little signage they may put on the tear
    line...

    OK, I was talking about the name of the program for different
    operating systems.

    yup... it took me a minute to see that but we're ok now :)

    [...]

    that's all that's being said... nothing else... tag line not
    withstanding... it was already selected by the program before
    anything was written ;)

    Correct, the Origin: line is set and permanent until I want to change
    it but the tag line I can choose from the file containing a lot of tag lines although I get an optional tag line suggestion when I start a
    reply.

    ummm... i was talking about my tag line in that post ;)

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
    ... Apparently we have crossed two non-insulated wires, again.
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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Sat Apr 28 08:43:00 2018
    In a message on 04-27-18 mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Good morning Mark,

    OK, I was talking about the name of the program for different
    operating systems.

    yup... it took me a minute to see that but we're ok now :)

    Yeah.....

    Correct, the Origin: line is set and permanent until I want to change

    ummm... i was talking about my tag line in that post ;)

    ... Apparently we have crossed two non-insulated wires, again.

    Shit happens ;o)


    Have a wonderful day,

    Holger


    .. Without geometry, life is pointless.
    -- MR/2 2.30


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