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Re: fixing .txt files sent from a MS$ user

On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:29:44PM -0500, Mumia W.. wrote:
> On 04/04/2008 10:47 AM, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> >On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 11:39:55AM -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> >>My niece sends some of her schoolwork to my wife (e.g. essays) for her 
> >>to read.  First she sent .doc files which I can't access properly (no, I 
> >>do no run OO) although I could get the jist.  I then suggested that she 
> >>send plain text.
> That seems to be in Microsoft code page 1250 (cp1250). Install 'recode' 
> and do this:
> recode cp1250..ascii < email.txt

Thanks, I had an "ambiguous" error re linefeeds and just tried the other
cp's and found that cp1258 works fine.



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