Re: [NTLK] RTF driving me crazy

From: Michael J. Hu▀mann (
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 18:55:10 EST

Oliver Brose ( wrote:

> It cannot be that the MS pile of *"%!& does the best job on
> working with my Newton's files! There must be something I am doing wrong
> with AppleWorks, and I have no idea why TextEdit refrains from displaying
> Ink & Pictures. My first guess for the umlauts was that the NCU screws them
> up while exporting, but if so, why can Word display them just fine?

Microsoft invented RTF, so it should hardly be surprising that MS Word
knows how to deal with it.

Anyway, the culprit is the Newton's Notes app. Umlauts, like any
characters outside the 7-bit ASCII range, should be properly encoded, as
RTF is a 7-bit format. Newt Works does this quite nicely, but Notes
merely passes the umlauts unchanged. While MS Word is more forgiving,
Apple Works ignores these characters that, according to the RTF
specification, shouldn't really be there.

- Michael

Michael J. Hussmann


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