[Humanist] 22.315 messed up messages?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 11 10:00:07 CET 2008

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 315.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:58:50 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: messed up messages?

Dear colleagues,

One of you has reported back that Humanist 22.312 and 22.313 arrived in 
a totally scrambled form, i.e. rather than,

>         Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:39:34 +0000
>         From: Maurizio Lana <m.lana at lett.unipmn.it>
>         > 
> hello to everyone,
> i would like to do a research into post-classical latin texts and i
> wonder if there is something anywhere which could be similar to what
> the TLG is for greek texts: a complete repository of latin texts up
> to 476 AD or - better - up to the first half of VI century.
> i know of the PHI cdrom of latin texts but it ends early (200 AD) for
> the scope of my study; or does anyone know if the people at Packard
> Humanities Institute are planning or doing something to continue the PHI cdrom?
> many many thanks for your help!
> maurizio
> Maurizio Lana - ricercatore - Facolt� di Lettere e Filosofia -
> Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale - Vercelli - Italia

the following arrived,

> ÔZ蘭¦zÀ®šh§‚ÂZ™ëºi¢
> (¹Ë(ŧ.•TÁ+›�ç-Eáâ²Ý¶ß]!j·pj·š�اµêé­ëZ¶*'ØZèšf®®,â¢V§jiZ�©µ©šŠW(›nR¹¸ÞrÔ^éš
> +-ÛmõÒ«w«y©ÝŠ{^®šÞµ«b¢}Cj׌¢}t6‹öÓO4ó 4÷í4ÓAk¢bZ™ëºi¢      jg¬

and so on.

In other words, there seems to be a character-translation problem 
somewhere in the new software. (Of course there's always the danger that 
this message will in part or entirely get scrambled by the same 
problem.) Would anyone who received these messages in scrambled form 
please let me know?

Sorry for the continuing turbulence.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King's College 
London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/; Editor, Interdisciplinary 
Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org/.

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