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Subject: Re: [DNA] Font test for column alignment
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 12:55:49 EDT


In a message dated 07/03/02 12:48:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
writes:


> However, this may not be something that
> is under control of the person who is posting the message, as RootsWeb will
> only send out plain text. We'll give this a test.

As I suspected, RootsWeb stripped information about the two different fonts I
used in the same message.

Messages are thus displayed in your e-mail reader with your own default font.
This may be hard to change.

Messages are displayed in the archives with a monospaced font.

If column alignment is important, you can COMPOSE your message with the
Courier New font, putting in spaces to line up columns, then advise us to
copy the message into NotePad (or other word processor) and change the font
if necessary when we read it.

It also seems that if your line length is longer than 77 characters, RootsWeb
will insert a hard return. This could probably also be edited out in NotePad.
As Greg worked it out, we can probably display 25 markers worth of
information in a line. That means the column labels would have to be supplied
separately.

Below I've copied Greg's table with a leading 0 for single digit numbers (I
think the # sign takes the same width as a digit).

# 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
1 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
2 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
3 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

Below I'm adding another digit to the sample # column to see if word wrap
occurs yet (77 columns):

## 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
01 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
02 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
03 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

And one more digit

999 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 11 11 11 11 11 11 11





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