[Tickets #4447] Re: Improper handling of character sets

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Mon Mar 26 15:08:58 UTC 2007


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/?id=4447
 Ticket             | 4447
 Updated By         | paul at askerko.net
 Summary            | Improper handling of character sets
 Queue              | IMP
 Version            | 4.1.3
 Type               | Bug
 State              | Not A Bug
 Priority           | 1. Low
 Owners             | Jan Schneider

paul at askerko.net (2007-03-26 08:08) wrote:

I recently changed hosting companies due to problems with web mail in
Russian, but the new company, which uses IMP 4.1 and Horde Framework 3.1,
also has the problem. I see this problem report, which is now 6 months
old. Is anyone working on this? Is fhere something I can do to help? I
have system programming experience and this issue is quite important to

> Tested on Horde 3.1.3/IMP 4.1.3 with FireFox; Konqueror 
> 3.5.3; Opera 9.1
> Scenario:
> Two users: one has the Russian language set as Preferred in Global 
> Options > Locale; the second has Spanish (Espanol) set as Preferred 
> language in Global Options > Locale.
> The Russian User composes an email using the Cyrillic character set 
> but changes the Charset option in the composition window to UTF-8 and 
> sends it to the Spanish locale user. When the Spanish locale user 
> receives the message, instead of seeing the Cyrillic character set, 
> only question marks (?) are displayed.
> The Spanish user then replies to the Russian User, changes the 
> Charset to Russian in the composition window, and sends the message. 
> What the Russian User receives is garbage, as show below:
> Статьи 
> обычно
> кто но, вас 
> пока
> вообще
> The original Cyrillic based message is viewable with other email 
> clients (Squirrelmail, Gmail, for example), but can only be viewed by:
> 1. The Spanish User changing his locale to Russian in Global Options;
> 2. Clicking the link to open it in a new window, which only worked on 
> Konqueror, which opened it in Kate (a text editor).

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