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Re: notebook font encoding

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  • Subject: [mg64198] Re: notebook font encoding
  • From: "Scout" <Scout at>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 04:44:52 -0500 (EST)
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"Gianluca Gorni" <gorni at>
> Hello!
> I have received a notebook written with Mathematica presumably on
> an Italian Windows machine. Displaying it on my Macintosh I get many
> accented letters wrong (some look right, though).
> I tried opening it with OpenSpecial with Latin1 and other encoding,
> but I couldn't get the display right.
> Does anybody know what the $SystemCharacterEncoding is for Italian
> Windows machines?
> Is it possible that a notebook edited on two different machines at
> different times gets a mixture of encodings?
> Best regards,
> Gianluca Gorni

Hi Gianluca,
I think that the problem you arise is about the 2 different platforms: Win 
and Mac.
The default setting for $CharacterEncoding is $SystemCharacterEncoding and
normally is set to "WindowsANSI" on Win machines.
I might give you some hints but I'm not sure,sorry!
Did you already try these settings: $CharacterEncoding = "MacintoshRoman"
or $CharacterEncoding = None
to take all special characters to be represented externally by printable 
ASCII sequences ?
I hope this helps you.

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