Lenore, I don't know if you have anything like Notepad on your pc.
Notepad will retain the accents but eliminate other coding. It is an
MS product, however, so I don't know what Mac's might have to use in a
On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:23 PM, lenore fischer
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> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Caoimhin O Donnaile <[log in to unmask]
>> The asterisks seem to have nothing to do with the actual characters used,
>> but rather to be an artefact of whatever cut-and-paste method you are using.
>> They seem to appear at the boundaries of the cut-and-paste.
>> I am not sure what is going wrong, but cut-and-paste is sometimes not as
>> simple as it seems. In Excel and in Word tables for example, there is a
>> difference between copying a cell and copying the text in a cell. You can
>> sometimes be picking up more baggage than you realised.
>> Yes that is dlefinitely the problem: I notice when I do the cut-and-paste,
> that my computer invariably moves the character plus a space on either side
> which I then have to eliminate. It occurred to me this morning that that
> must be what is showing up as asterisks when the message gets sent out. Is
> there any way of doing a different cut-and-paste operation that would
> eliminate that? I really would like to have a true macron coming through.