With Verizon Yahoo (which was my only alternative to IE), I have two Thai encoding options. Both produced Thai passages, but in an eensy beensy teeny weeny size. If I change from "Plain Text" to whatever the alternative is (that option doesn't appear when I'm in Reply mode), presumably I can change the size (in a preset list of point sizes that probably goes back to the days of bitmapped fonts); Thai has to be much smaller than the surrounding roman of the same point size so as to accommodate all the doodads above (and below) the letters.

I've taken to calling extra marks "doodads" so as to be noncommital about terms like "diacritic."
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...

----- Original Message ----
From: Nicholas Bodley <nbodley@...>
To: qalam@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 1:16:15 AM
Subject: Re: Chong orthography

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:37:51 -0400, Richard Wordingham
<richard@...> wrote:

> To view, switch to a Thai encoding.

No luck, Opera e-mail, Opera 9.02. I notified them.
The [&#nnnn;] entities rendered in ASCII.

Opera offers only TIS-620 (ISO-8859-11) encoding; I did not see any "no
such glyph available" glyph-substitutes.

Opera transforms the body of an e-mail message into its internal variant
of HTML, and apparently renders the message body by using its Web page
rendering code.

I tend to think the problem is either Opera or Win 98 SE (still using it,
and suffering somewhat!), or both.

Best regards,

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
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