Re: plain text strange subject, was Re: Le matériau Sonore, hidden place

Subject: Re: plain text strange subject, was Re: Le matériau Sonore, hidden place
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 08:34:06 EDT

this raises an issue: Kevin posted an amusing photograph (presumably in
MIME / HTML format). We extended the bounds of CEC's posting bandwidth
and settings to include HTML.

Is there available a text-to-speech email application for Solaris (Jim
uses *NIX) which will ignore the formatting and read the text directly?

I would hate to miss out on the poetry and occasional light relief that
HTML has brought to our discussions. But I also respect Jim's views -
and I am fairly sure that *NIX applications often offer the ability to
strip text of HTML - unfortunately it is some time since I have used a
*NIX email application and I am not up-to-date.


David Mooney/Maxine Heller wrote:

> MIME is "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions," the way non-text
> (non-ASCII) elements are encoded in email--sound, web links, images,
> etc., and HTML encoded messages. Probably your mail is configuring
> text in HTML even though this may not be apparent as you are typing.
> Most mail packages have a plain text option, or an option to
> automatically convert HTML mail to plain text for those recipients
> whose email programs cannot read HTML. If one of these options is NOT
> set in your email application it can be problematical for software
> that is converting messages to audio for the visually impaired. Jim
> speaks of a duplicate message, so it may be a different problem, but
> you might check settings for your outgoing mail anyhow for one of the
> options mentioned.
> At 04:47 PM 9/13/2005, you wrote:
>> If you are speaking to me, I'm not sure what "mime html" is. I'm
>> using Gmail. I've had no problems from anybody else. I think I may be
>> able to type in plain text if you'd prefer... and if I'm not already.
>> On 9/13/05, Jim Stevenson
>> <<> > wrote:
>> Please forgive if you really want to attach html.
>> Please check the date on this.
>> I am a few days behind reading email.
>> You may have already fixed this problem.
>> Do you know that you are posting in mime attached duplicate html?
>> Can you please explain why the mime attached html? [...snip...]
> David Mooney:
> Maxine Heller:
> Opaque Melodies:

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