Re: Question on vector at()

James Kanze <>
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:13:57 -0700 (PDT)
On Mar 20, 11:15 am, Ian Collins <> wrote:

James Kanze wrote:

On Mar 19, 11:52 pm, Ian Collins <> wrote:

James Kanze wrote:

9 place S?mard, 78210 St.-Cyr-l'?cole, France, +33 (0)1 30 23 00 34

Has something changed with your character set? Your postings
used to use ISO-8859-1, but this one claimed UTF8, mangling
the accented characters.

If the postings are claiming UTF-8, I'll switch to that. (I've
now got the appropriate locale under Solaris. It may take some
time, however, since the versions of vim that they provide here
seem to have the fileencoding compiled in, rather than

You're back to ISO-8859-1!

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

I think I've found the problem:-). Because Firefox was crashing
so frequently on me under Linux, I was occasionally posting from
Windows. I think that it's the Windows configuration which sets
charset=UTF-8. And the problem was that they upgraded my
Windows machine not too long ago, and I reinstalled my
environment, copying it from the Unix shared disks. So my UTF-8
.sig was replaced by an ISO-8859-1 one.

Since my previous posting, Firefox on Linux has crashed again,
so I'm back on Windows (but I've fixed the .sig file). So this
will probably show up as UTF-8, but hopefully correctly.

(FWIW: does anyone know why Firefox crashes so often under
Linux? Curiously enough, under completely different conditions
at work and on my home system---at work, it's always when
viewing Google Groups---which admittedly is some of the worst
HTML I've ever seen---; at home, only when I want a print
preview, but then, even with the simplest HTML.)

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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