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st: Re: RE: Re: ST: Garbage in digest

From   "josemaria" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: RE: Re: ST: Garbage in digest
Date   Fri, 5 Nov 2004 16:51:53 -0200

Dear people:
just my case, but I think for me it is easy.
My name is José Maria, but no problem in writing Jose Maria.
My school and city is University of São Paulo, which I can easily write Sao
But for some it will difficult.
Jose Maria
Jose Maria Pacheco de Souza, Professor Titular
Departamento de Epidemiologia/Faculdade de Saude Publica, USP
Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 715
01246-904  -  S. Paulo/SP - Brasil
fones (11)3082-3886; (11)3066-7724; (11)3768-8612; (11)3714-2403
fax (11)3082-2920; (11)3714-2403

From: "Nick Cox" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 1:55 PM
Subject: st: RE: Re: ST: Garbage in digest

> Yes and no.
> I am quoted here, and indeed have often urged
> that people avoid MIME, HTML, attachments
> and other such mailjunk -- which is just echoing
> explicit Statalist policy.
> In this particular case, however, the difficulty is that
> people have names, or use words in their own
> languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Italian),
> that are accented or otherwise cause difficulty
> for the rather conservative majordomo software.
> I don't think we can, practically and even morally,
> ask people to stop using their own names or their own
> languages, so some sensitivity needs to be
> displayed in both directions.
> Nick

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