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Steps to reproduce: 1. Close Mozilla (everything), shutdown "turbo" resident part (if active). 2. Start Mail client (be sure not to invoke browser first) 3. On 3-pane view, preview a message with non latin characters. 4. Switch to another message, switch to the original message again. Expected results: After step 3, message is readable. Same for step 4. Actual Results: After step 3, non latin characters are unreadable, even if there is corect mime information. After step 4, results are as expected (until you shutdown Moz and restart). The bug appeared on build 2001101003, so some checkin of 9 Oct 2001 (trunk) is responsible. I suspect bug 68045. One more evidence for bug 68045 are the following: a. if I delete xul.mfl and restart mail, bug disappears but re-appears on subsequent startups b. normal operation if I disable fastload with "user_pref("nglayout.debug.disable_xul_fastload", false);" Conditions: build 2001101003 or newer, Win95/98, default charset is ISO-8859-7, no charset override.
additional note: to reproduce the bug, the message which has non latin characters in its body must be the first to be displayed in preview pane. If a message without latin characters is by default the first to be displayed after Mail startup, you will fail to reproduce.
I can't reproduce with 2001-10-29-11-trunk build by following the same steps. Dimitrios, after step3, is that all the non-latin1 mails are not readable or just the attached mail has problem?
Any mail with non-latin characters is unreadable, if it is the first to be previewed, after Messenger startup. After further investigation, I narrowed my case a bit further: a few days ago I needed to erase xul.mfl, in order to resolve visual problems from one trunk build to another. I think this deletion was the start of the problem (tonight I had no problem until I erased xul.mfl again). So, in order to reproduce, please check if you have fastload enabled, delete your xul.mfl file and restart Messenger two times before testing.
Hmmm, I still can't see the problem. I deleted xul.mfl, restarted mail, and viewed the attached mail as the 1st mail after I logged in. The mail was displayed alright. Dimitrios, are you using a IMAP or POP? I don't have problem with either of them. Marina, could you also try? Thanks.
i tried it with 2001-10-30 build and i wasn't able to reproduce it though in one instance the first message in my non-ascii folder was displaying as arabic being cyrillic koi8-r (wierd) . I deleted xul.mfl, i restarted mail( how critical it it to restart it twice??)
I use pop, modern theme, alt layout, no charset override. None of the above affect my bug (not sure for pop, since there's no imap account available). Second mail restart is critical: after deleting xul.mfl, first mail start has no problem. Today I used the typical last resort: deleted \program files\mozilla.org, \win95\Mozilla, \win95\moz*.*. Then I installed 2001103003. After setting up my email account and closing Mozilla, I copied my old Mail folder into the new \win95\Mozilla\xxx\Mail directory. After disabling "When Mail launches, show the Start Page in message area", subsequent restarts always reproduce the problem. Maybe this option is what prevents you from reproducing the bug? You must not allow any other message to be previewed first (like the default Start Page).
Dimitrious, i tried all your steps with POP account and i am still with no luck to reproduce it.
I was able to reproduce this with 10/30 trunk build. Below is the steps I used. 1. Launch Mail, Go to Edit | Preferences | Mail & Newsgroups, uncheck the checkbox of "When Mail launches, show the Start Page in the message area". 2. Exit application, delete xul.mfl in the profile folder. 3. Launch Mail directly from application folder (which is located in the Start Menu folder), don't launch browser first. 4. Login to the mail account (It doesn't matter the account is IMAP or POP, since I saw this using an IMAP while Dimitrios saw this with a POP acccount), select an non-ascii mail as the first mail to view. It's displayed okay at this point. 5. Exit Mail, restart it again. 6. Select an non-ascii mail as the first mail to view, for example, a normail Japanese mail with MIME charset info or the testing mail attached to this report, the mail body is displayed garble! Then select another one, it's displayed alright, then go back the first one you viewed as garbled, it's displayed okay. So with these conditions (Disable the checkbox of Mail Start page, delete xul.mfl, restart Mail directly twice), then if the first mail you view is an non-ASCII mail, it won't be displayed correctly, and the display problem only occurs to the first mail. An interesting bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
i see now what step i skipped: luanch mail twice! on the second luanch with all other steps the first non-ascii (utf -8 ja message) was not displaying its body at all, it was blank, but when i went back to it the display was fine... very wierd but not that critical.
Summary: Non latin characters in first previewed message (after mail startup) are not readable → Non-Latin characters in first previewed message (after mail startup) are not readable
Is this bug valid now?
Dimitrios, are you still seeing this bug?
No, I'm not seeing this anymore and I should have closed it a long time ago. Sorry.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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