- Usenet standards only support plain old ASCII; old-timers in the group
will happily tell you so.
- Several participants in rec.music.filk use (gasp!) computers that
aren't running *any* flavor of Windows. These computers may display
extensions to ASCII as characters different from the ones *you* see.
- Writing a filk in MS Word and cut-and-pasting into your newsreader may
result in many such non-ASCII characters ... curly quotes, em-dashes,
and the like. Cut-and-paste into Notepad first to eliminate these
- Non-ASCII characters in posts may be called '8-bit ASCII', 'high
ASCII', or (by those who are somewhat less charitable) 'Microsoft ASCII'