On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 10:40:20 -0800, Doug Ewell <dewell@...>
wrote a very interesting explanation and commentary. In particular, I
liked using SC Unipad to "unwind" the expansion.

Also of interest:
> The e-mail software in question is reading UTF-8 code sequences as if
> they were 1252 characters, then writing each of those "characters" back
> in UTF-8.

So *that* is what was happening.

That code space, from ~129 to 159 decimal, was originally to be used for
more control characters; there's a relatively- obscure ISO standard for

Many thanks!

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
Modern science education in the USA:
Why doesn't the water from the ocean
fall off the edges of the Earth?
Answer: Because it's God's will that it not do so.