How do I get pure text?

Jerry Learn learn at
Wed Aug 30 10:03:33 EST 1995

In article <DEernisse-2908951619020001 at>,
DEernisse at (Doug Eernisse) wrote:

>In article <41h4o4$adn at>,
>meir at (Eli Meir) wrote:
>> I have gotten a few complaints about my Biology Education Software FAQ
>> from people who say that the format I use is unreadable.  It has lots
>> of control characters in it and the text is all mushed up[...]
>Try using the BBEdit extension cryptically called "827" which does a
>good job of stripping anything that is nongeneric text. This particular

It does seem to be a bit cryptic doesn't it, but someone explained it to me:

"827" (pronounced 8-to-7) recodes eight-bit ascii to seven-bit ascii

Maybe this makes it somewhat less cryptic, and easier to remember.
Jerry Learn

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