On Sep 4, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Eugene Oh wrote:

> That is very strange. I use Gmail, probably it assumed some of the  
> periods
> followed by two letters were URLs. Thankfully the URLS didn't replace
> anything, but rather appended themselves after the offending periods.
> Eugene

True. Oddly, when I copy the URLs and paste them into TextEdit (on my  
Mac), they look just the same as in the email (e.g. http://; but when I paste them into Safari (my web browser), they  
show as intended (with macrons). I also noticed all the URLs start  
with http://xn-- ; I'm not sure what xn-- is. I suppose the other  
characters are an ASCII encoding of the Unicode character with macron.

Personally, I hate when programmers assume they or their software is  
smarter than users, and do things like turning all sequences of text 
+period+two letters into a URL. At least using Office I can turn that  
sort of thing off. I looked at Gmail and that doesn't seem to be a  
config option.

> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask] 
> >wrote:
>> On Aug 31, 2009, at 1:46 PM, Eugene Oh wrote:
>>> Sessy petrī.ne <> <> ei pi.e,
>>> iliā.pro.i suē mere.a.
>>> afterwards little.MOD.ACC wine.ACC drink.GER, hearth.near.GEN  
>>> chair.LOC
>>> fall-asleep.PRFV
>> I don't know if it's your mail agent or mine, but something seems  
>> to be
>> replacing some Arithide words with URLs.