[KS] romanization absolutism

Stefan Ewing sa_ewing at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 5 01:28:37 EDT 2005

Thanks to Professor Muller for the tips regarding using Unicode encoding in 
email.  I have generally been pleased with Microsoft's support for Hangul 
and hanja input in other programs, and especially elswhere on the Internet.  
It's a pity they don't allow Unicode encoding for outgoing emails in 
Hotmail.  Maybe this experience will convince me to finally set up a proper 
email account with my Internet Service Provider!

Stefan Ewing

>From: Charles Muller <cmuller-lst at jj.em-net.ne.jp>
>Reply-To: Korean Studies Discussion List <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>To: Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
>Subject: Re: [KS] romanization absolutism
>Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 09:10:17 +0900 (JST)
>From: Charles Muller <cmuller-lst at em-net.ne.jp>
>Subject: Re: [KS] romanization absolutism
>Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 21:15
>Stefan Ewing wrote:
> > I must admit to not fully appreciating the strength and versatility of 
> > Yale system until precisely the moment of discovering that anything I 
> > in Han'gu^l/Hangeul or Hancha/Hanja shows up here on the KS list as
> > indecipherable gobbledygook!
> >
> > (That goes for the McC.-R. diacritics too, evidently, as we have now all
> > discovered.  A key to my last post: ŏ denotes o^, while ŭ denotes
> > u^.)
>Present-day technology in both ocal mailer and listserve
>apparatus easily supports diacritics, even without HTML. We now
>regularly post messages with all kinds of international scripts on
>diacritics on H-Buddhism, and H-Net simply uses the standard ListServ
>Generally, two conditions are necessary:
>(1) The header of the listserv program has to be set to preserve
>     encodings -- if possible, as Unicode (utf-8).
>(2) Your local email program needs to be set to send and receive in
>     utf-8 as default. Most major e-mailers, including Outlook, Outlook
>     Express, Thunderbird and other Mozilla derivates, as well as
>     virtually all recent Linux-based mailers such as Evolution, support 
>this. Eudora does
>     not, and generally, all forms of webmail (including Yahoo mail,
>     Hotmail, etc.) do not.
>The header of your message indicates that you sent your message via
>     Hotmail, which will not properly preserve diacritics.
>To test the encoding settings of the KS Mail list, I'll add a few
>odd characters and diacritics below (these will normally go through on
>H-Net's listserve).
>Chŏng Tojŏn 정도전 鄭道傳
>Charles Muller
>Toyo Gakuen University
>Faculty of Huṃanities
>1660 Hiregasaki, Nagareyama-shi
>Chiba 270-0161 JAPAN
>Mobile Phone: 090-9310-1787
>Web Site: Resources for East Asian Language and Thought

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