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Announcement: Unicode Extension for Agent (AgtEx) beta version 0.41.2023.900

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Ralph Fox

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Sep 11, 2023, 3:13:33 AM9/11/23
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Unicode Extension for Agent (AgtEx) beta version 0.41.2023.900

CHANGES IN THIS VERSION

* Improvements to reply subject in Unicode UTF-8 to handle situations
where Agent does not convert the original message subject to Unicode
UTF-8.
* For users of Windows XP and earlier, Unicode FULL UTF-8 (Codepage 65001)
will now follow modern standards. Invalid UTF-8 will be rendered as ‘�️’
instead of being stripped out on Windows XP and earlier.
* In Agent’s font settings, Unicode UTF-8 is not available when the font’s
script is “Symbol” or “OEM/DOS”.
* Fix for a problem under WINE using “international fonts” (not Unicode)
in Agent 1.x.
* Fix for a problem in Agent 2.0-8.00 on high-DPI screens, where in some
cases Agent’s window icons may not show correctly.
* Fix for a problem in Agent 5.0-8.00 where some attachment icons may
show the Agent icon instead of the file type icon.


FEATURES

View plain text message bodies in full Unicode in Agent [^1].
View HTML message bodies in full Unicode in Agent [^1][^2][^3].
Write plain text messages in full Unicode in Agent [^1][^4].
Cut, copy and paste Unicode message body text in Agent.

[^1] How many Unicode characters you can see will depend on your fonts.
[^2] Excludes properly displaying HTML &escape character codes.
[^3] In the Agent 4.0 - 7.00 HTML viewer, a small percentage of Unicode
characters will not display correctly.
[^4] Full Unicode in the compose window subject field requires both
Agent 3.0 or later and either Windows XP or later or a supporting
version of WINE.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

One of the following:

(a) Agent 8.00 running in Windows or WINE.
(b) Agent 1.7 – 7.20 running in Windows 2000 up to Windows 11.

For plain text messages, the best results are with Agent 7.00 or later.
For HTML messages, the best results are with Agent 7.10 or later.
Agent 3.0 or later is required for the compose window subject field to
support full Unicode.

The following systems are also supported for those who can make a small hex edit to agent.exe.

(c) Agent 1.7 – 7.20 running in WINE
(d) Agent 1.7 – 7.00 running in Windows 98 or Windows Me.

For plain text messages, the best results are with Agent 7.00 or later.
For HTML messages, the best results are with Agent 7.10 or later.
Under WINE, Agent 3.0 or later may be required for the compose window
subject field to support full Unicode.
Under Windows 98 and Windows Me, the compose window subject field will
not support full Unicode.


DOWNLOAD

Download the ZIP file AgtEx_beta_0.41.2023.900.zip from
<https://ralphfoxnz.blogtown.co.nz/>


INSTALLATION

Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

AgtEx beta version 0.41.2023.900 does not have an installer program.
Installation is done by manually copying files.
If some other site claims to have an installer program, you run that
at your own risk.


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Kind regards
Ralph Fox
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jerryab

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Sep 11, 2023, 8:46:01 AM9/11/23
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2023 19:13:27 +1200, Ralph Fox <-rf-nz-@-.invalid>
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>Unicode Extension for Agent (AgtEx) beta version 0.41.2023.900

Thanks. Good to know "just in case".

Thomas Barghahn

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Sep 11, 2023, 9:13:53 AM9/11/23
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*Ralph Fox* wrote:

> Unicode Extension for Agent (AgtEx) beta version 0.41.2023.900

Thank you very much! The new AgtEx version works great. :-)

Thomas 😷
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