Address book import: Support semicolons

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Thunderbird
Address Book
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Michael Jungnickl, Assigned: aceman)

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(Whiteboard: [dupeme])

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
Build ID: 20150816091433

Steps to reproduce:

Steps: (I try to translate the german user interface)
Menu: Extra
Import
Address book 
Text file
File open dialog
On the right bottom there is a combobox.
Please add semicolons as separators here too. 



Actual results:

Thunderbird can't import address books from CSV files if the separator is a semicolon. 

But output with semicolons is the default for Outlook Express 6. 
Furthermore, commas are not unique. Names and numbers can have commas as separators in a lot of other languages. 


Expected results:

Support the semicolon as separator too.

Comment 1

2 years ago
sounds reasonable if user so decides.

caveat of special case where semicolons mark recipients groups (forgot the correct term), but user will know if he has those or not so it's fine to use that for importing.
Whiteboard: [dupeme]
(Assignee)

Comment 2

2 years ago
Note for me: nsTextAddress::DetermineDelim() .
Assignee: nobody → acelists
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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