The font size is 2, that is 2, not 1, not 3, but 2, y'heah!?



  • Got a mail from a friend. I was reading mail in a text console, and the mail was empty. So I looked at the HTML alternative part. There was the mail content, all right . . . This came from the WebMail of SFR, the second biggest ISP in France, the biggest non-ex-phone-monopoly in Europe, with something like 12000 million euros turnover.

    <p dir=3D"ltr"><font size=3D"2">Salut</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font =
    size=3D"2">les</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">filles</font=
    ><font size=3D"2"> !!!</font><br><font size=3D"2">l'ann&#233;e</font><font =
    size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">scolaire</font><font size=3D"2"> </font=
    ><font size=3D"2">touche</font><font size=3D"2"> &#224; </font><font size=
    =3D"2">sa</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">fin</font><font s=
    ize=3D"2">.......</font><br><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">Reste=
    </font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">quelques</font><font size=
    =3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">&#233;preuves</font><font size=3D"2"> </fon=
    t><font size=3D"2">&#224;</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">p=
    asser</font><font size=3D"2">...... ;-) </font><br><font size=3D"2">Que</fo=
    nt><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">diriez</font><font size=3D"2">=
     </font><font size=3D"2">vous</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"=
    2">d'un petit</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">th&#233;</fon=
    t><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">mercredi</font><font size=3D"2"=
    > </font><font size=3D"2">&#224;</font><font size=3D"2"> la </font><font si=
    ze=3D"2">maison</font><font size=3D"2"> ??</font></p><p dir=3D"ltr"><font s=
    ize=3D"2">Bises</font><br><font size=3D"2">Bon</font><font size=3D"2"> </fo=
    nt><font size=3D"2">week-end</font><br><font size=3D"2">B&#233;a</font><br>=
    </p>
    ------=_Part_578_1700849160.1434123865493--


  • Was the email sent from Discourse?



  • Well, when I look at the source of this web page and search for "font", I see a pretty clean style font-face declaration, and then three distinct copies of my post . . . No points for Discourse.


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand

    ...was the message also in 3D?



  • @Lawrence said:

    <p dir=3D"ltr"><font size=3D"2">Salut</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font =
    size=3D"2">les</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">filles</font=
    ><font size=3D"2"> !!!</font><br><font size=3D"2">l'année</font><font =
    size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">scolaire</font><font size=3D"2"> </font=
    ><font size=3D"2">touche</font><font size=3D"2"> à </font><font size=
    =3D"2">sa</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">fin</font><font s=
    ize=3D"2">.......</font><br><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">Reste=
    </font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">quelques</font><font size=
    =3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">épreuves</font><font size=3D"2"> </fon=
    t><font size=3D"2">à</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">p=
    asser</font><font size=3D"2">...... ;-) </font><br><font size=3D"2">Que</fo=
    nt><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">diriez</font><font size=3D"2">=
    </font><font size=3D"2">vous</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"=
    2">d'un petit</font><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">thé</fon=
    t><font size=3D"2"> </font><font size=3D"2">mercredi</font><font size=3D"2"=
    > </font><font size=3D"2">à</font><font size=3D"2"> la </font><font si=
    ze=3D"2">maison</font><font size=3D"2"> ??</font></p><p dir=3D"ltr"><font s=
    ize=3D"2">Bises</font><br><font size=3D"2">Bon</font><font size=3D"2"> </fo=
    nt><font size=3D"2">week-end</font><br><font size=3D"2">Béa</font><br>=
    </p>

    LOL. When you quote in discouse it "grabs" whatever you have just selected and copied. The above if left over from what I was doing in my text editor of choice.

    No not QUOTE. I just clicked Reply (to the topic)

    I wanted to post something before I got further :hanzo: 'd @Yamikuronue



  • (didn't happen a second time) Anyway.

    3D is ASCII for =

    It would also seem that every block of text was encapsulated with <font size = "2"> </font > which is reasonable and valid. The question is WTF.

    Give me a sec, and I'll have the secret encoded message - I leave the reason why a blank page as an exercise for the student.


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand

    @loose said:

    3D is ASCII for =

    yes, and %3D would make sense ;)



  • And the message is:

    Salut les filles !!!
    l'année scolaire touche à sa fin .......
    Reste quelques épreuves à passer ...... ;-)
    Que diriez vous d'un petit thé mercredi à la maison ??

    Bises
    Bon week-end
    Béa

    And an (google) translation of it would be:

    Hi the girls !!!
    year school key to its end .......
    Rest few races to go ...... ;-)
    What say you of a small tea Wednesday in the house ??

    Kisses
    Good weekend
    Bea



  • It would, but something seriously fucked up when encoding the original message fo a HTML encoded email



  • When you clean up the HTML, you get:

     <p dir="ltr">
    	<font size="2">Salut</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">les</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">filles</font><font size="2"> !!!</font><br>
    	<font size="2">l'ann&#233;e</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">scolaire</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">touche</font><font size="2"> &#224; </font><font size="2">sa</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">fin</font><font size="2">.......</font><br>
    	<font size="2"> </font><font size="2">Reste</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">quelques</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">&#233;preuves</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">&#224;</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">passer</font><font size="2">...... ;-) </font><br>
    	<font size="2">Que</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">diriez</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">vous</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">d'un petit</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">th&#233;</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">mercredi</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">&#224;</font><font size="2"> la </font><font size="2">maison</font><font size="2"> ??</font></p><p dir="ltr"><font size="2">Bises</font><br>
    	<font size="2">Bon</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">week-end</font><br>
    	<font size="2">B&#233;a</font><br>
    </p>
    

    I suspect (mainly because I have never used it in my life) the dir="ltr" is what caused the fuckup. As it probably forced things to be "encoded" a character group at a time.

    Note to self: Check this out in case I need to add it as part of my cross browser testing



  • Can't seem to replicate the "quote" thing. Meh!

    Hmmm, looking at it again, I could be mistaken....... Ah Ha!

    It was because I selected the text of the original message to paste into my editor, and discourse remember I had done that when I came back to it. CLOSED_FIXED - PEBKAC



  • @loose said:

    And an (google) translation of it would be:

    :facepalm:

    The school year will be ending soon. Strangely Google translates does it correctly in my try: the school year comes to an end .......
    Still a few exams/tests to go.

    I would also translate petit thé as a quick thee. Because now it seems like you only allowed half a cup of thee while they mean a quick, short thee break.



  • having created a html file, when i opened in in chrome browser, it offered to translate. i just assumed some google software dun it then run away :)


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @loose said:

    It would also seem that every block of text was encapsulated with <font size = "2"> </font > which is totally not reasonable andbut valid.

    Filed Under: Fixed for sane definitions of reasonable



  • @Yamikuronue said:

    ...was the message also in 3D?

    Yeah, clearly you have to view it using a 3D monitor, which is probably why @Lawrence thought it was empty.



  • It seems to be increasingly common to just assume everyone is reading HTML mail.

    So every once in a while I go "No goofus company mailer I do use a client that supports HTML mail. I've got it disabled cause I'm weird like that."



  • Thanks @kuro. For those who wonder, the =3D is QP escape encoding for =, so since I pasted from the raw e-mail that's OK. As for the totally empty text/plain part (which caused a MPART_ALT_DIFF=0.79 point spamassassin ding) I suppose it's either a bug . . . or a misguided attempt to reduce e-mail size . . .



  • @Lawrence said:

    Well, when I look at the source of this web page and search for "font", I see a pretty clean style font-face declaration, and then three distinct copies of my post . . . No points for Discourse.

    Eh...It was a play on the play around here with <big> and <small> tags.



  • @Lawrence said:

    or a misguided attempt to reduce e-mail size

    See? It doesn't take up any space on my hard drive!



  • @Yamikuronue said:

    and %3D would make sense

    Quoted-printable uses = instead of % for that purpose.


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