Guillements in Email

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Fri May 2 10:40:41 CDT 2014

On Fri, 2 May 2014 16:57:36 +0200
Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at> wrote:

> The email was sent from Gmail on its webmail, French edition.
> May be Gmail is causing this, this is not expected and I don't know
> why Gmail transforms the text to ISO 8859-1 (without breaking the
> text without notice, it could had used windows-1252, which has
> completely superseded ISO 8859-1 along with HTML5).

The really weird thing is that the guillemets are ISO-8859-1
characters, so should only have been modified as part of the

> Is « 20 °C » OK with the degree symbol?

Weirdly, both the gullements and the degree sign are preserved in the
plain text version of the e-mail I'm answering.  Have Google just fixed
their e-mail client?


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