From: Dom Lachowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 13:58:21 EDT
--- Alan G Isaac <email@example.com> wrote:
> How does one save as ASCII text in AbiWord?
If you want to be 100% sure, Save As->Encoded Text->US
> I saw the ISCII text option. I was not sure if this
> really ASCII support disguised by some kind of
> joke or it is really for Indian language support or
> something else that I missed altogether. In either
> case, it
> is not clever in exporting non-ASCII characters,
> substituting a '?' for them rather than following
> conventions. (E.g., for “ or — etc.)
ISCII is for Indian language support. I wouldn't
suggest using it unless you were writing in an Indic
script. It also isn't enabled in AbiWord 2.0 builds.
I am, however, outraged and disguisted that you
thought that it was an anti-American statement. Stop
“ etc... are SGML entities. They are *not* meant
for plaintext. Using such a thing in plaintext would
be in violation of just about every "standard
> A reasonably 'clever' ASCII export wd be nice.
We've got one.
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