Problem titles

Michael McCaskey mccaskem at
Sat Aug 11 07:48:43 EDT 2007

If it's possible to make it an MS Word attachment, using the MS Mincho font, it should be readable via both PC and Macintosh in most cases.

One other way might be to convert the material into a PDF file--a scientist parent of one of my students once did that, so I could see the student's Japanese script assignment on my PC--but that may not be as easy to do, and PDF files are read a different way via Macintosh, I think.

Michael McCaskey
Georgetown Univ.

----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander Jacoby <a_p_jacoby at>
Date: Friday, August 10, 2007 7:31 pm
Subject: Re: Problem titles

> Hi Aaron,
> The attachment in question is simply a Word document containing a 
> list of titles in kanji, with queries about either the correct 
> reading or the correct translation. It is only about three or four 
> pages long, so I hope not too problematic for people's computers. 
> As I'm not sure about how to put it on a particular webpage for 
> people to consult (I don't think my equipment is up to that), if 
> you're prepared to make an exception in this case, I'll send out 
> an attachment next week when I have access to my files again. 
> Thanks for permitting it!
> Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at> wrote: Dear Alex,
> >
> > Aaron, is it allowed to send it to the list as an attachment? I 
> think 
> > doing that might give the kanji a greater chance of coming 
> through in 
> > a readable format than pasting into the body of an Email.
> In general, we banned attachments a couple of years ago because we 
> had 
> a few occasions when some members were sending big picture films  
> attached to mails asking, "Who is this?" There was some discussion 
> about this, and it was decided that, given that this is an 
> international mailing list with many members in different 
> situations, 
> some of which do not allow for fast download speeds or big volume 
> mailboxes, and that there are fears about viruses, we would ban 
> attachments. Ideally, people who want to refer to an image should 
> post 
> it on some website and/or include the URL to a web-based image. 
> Alex, 
> you should try to do the same if you can. If you cannot, I think 
> it is 
> OK to make an exception this time as long as it is a small-volume 
> file.
> Aaron Gerow
> KineJapan owner
> Assistant Professor
> Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
> Yale University
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