Jemisa emailed me about encodings on the Mac: "en cherchant autre chose je suis tombe sur : http://www.entropy.ch/software/perl/ ".
" This is a collection of short scripts to convert data between different character encodings. Currently supported are Macintosh to ISO-8859-1, ISO to Mac, ISO to UTF-8, UTF-8 to ISO, Mac to UTF-8 and UTF-8 to Mac. They are very handy as BBEdit Perl Filters on Mac OS X where you can select some content in a text editor window and run the desired conversion script. I originally wrote these scripts to replace the missing MIDEX conversion plugin. But they are equally useful on the command line on other operating systems. To use them in BBEdit, copy the files into the "BBEdit Support/UNIX Support/UNIX Filters" folder." Cool, I think everything is clear now: The Mac uses the MacRoman character encoding. A lot of documents use the ISO-Latin-1 encoding. SO of course when you open a ISO-Latin-1 encoded document with a piece of software who thinks it's a MacRoman encoded document, it won't show the right 'graphical' symbols. So don't expect that the ASCII transfer mode in FTP translates the encodings, it just translates ends of lines characters. Merci JM !
Update: I'm not a loser anymore ...
Hum, today I accessed Radio remotely for the first time. Very cool. My Mac works at home while I work too! Nice Mac. But when I tried a test post, I got a 500 server error. (Yes, I checked all the authorizations in the prefs, I think). I'll check in the mailing-list if my problem has been solved.
WOW, The Instant Outliner is really cool! (ok ok, no, I don't have it yet, don't believe me. We are both losers without an Instant Outliner)
Brown: "My favorite technology is a very, very lightweight printer. It weighs about an ounce. It never runs out of batteries, even though it's portable. It prints at astounding resolution. Here, I'll give you one if you like. [He throws a pen down on the desk.] This is a beautiful example of friendly technology. I spend a lot of time finding good pens".
Matsushita said planning online voting for meeting
The Asahi Shimbun: Late-night trains for the World Cup