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Re: [vox-tech] Wierd character in the Installfest RSVP

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 12:05:26AM -0800, Ken Bloom wrote:
> I've noticed a really wierd character in the Installfest RSVPs, for
> Pentium 4 RSVPs (I'm using mutt on my virtual consoles, and it looks
> like the character you would use to indicate the presence of a space
> if you needed to exactly show every space)
> The character appears right in the middle of the phrase "PentiumĀ 4"
>                                                 Right here -----^
> althought I can't retype it in this message.
> I ran `od -t dCa' to see what it was and got very strange results
> 0000700   80   85   58   32   80  101  110  116  105  117  109  -96   52   32   47   32
>           P   U   :  sp   P   e   n   t   i   u   m  sp   4  sp   /  sp
> Any idea what this character is and why od reports its character code
> as -96?

Nevermind. I reread the manpage and found out that the d format flag
means *signed* decimal, while the u format flag means unsigned
decimal. (I couldn't paste it properly in the example anyway, because
vim added a character when I did.)

I usually have a GPG digital signature included as an attachment.
See http://www.gnupg.org/ for info about these digital signatures.
My key was last signed 10/14/2003. If you use GPG *please* see me about 
signing the key. ***** My computer can't give you viruses by email. ***

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