User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:44.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/44.0 Build ID: 2016012300 Steps to reproduce: Now Thunderbird use win1257 encoding as default for Lithuanian e-mails. Nowadays unicode is dominant everywhere and covers Lithuanian letters. Please set unicode UTF-8 as default for sending Lithuanian e-mails
I don't understand the problem. The default configuration for TB is to send all new e-mail as UTF-8 always. You can set the default: Tools > Options, Display tab, Formatting, Advanced. There is also a checkbox to use this default in replies.
If UTF-8 is already default, then it is OK :) I just remember, that email was sent in another encoding using default config...
We're happy to see a bug closed, however, I don't understand your comment: "that email was sent in another encoding using default config" The default config *is* UTF-8. So how can it be sent in another encoding if you're using default config? Personally, I don't use UTF-8. Being Western European, I use windows-1252. But anyone can decide for themselves ;-)
Maybe your was true, about settings for answering
It's a localized pref http://mxr.mozilla.org/l10n/source/lt/mail/chrome/messenger/messenger.properties#259
And I agree, every local that doesn't have any special needs (like japan) should use utf-8 by default. It worked out well for en-US, so the chance that it would work elsewhere is quite slim.
Magnus, do you remember if mailnews.view_default_charset is a fallback after UTF-8 or not? I mean, will UTF-8 be detected automatically in received e-mails, or do I have to set mailnews.view_default_charset to UTF-8 as well for it to work (which I don't think I'm going to do)?
By the way, the reason why I hadn't set UTF-8 as default until now is because IIRC it is an automatic fallback for cases when the alphabet used during composition doesn't fit into the default charset. But yeah, I suppose it's time to let these old 8-bit charsets go.
This bug is about mailnews.send_default_charset. mailnews.view_default_charset is only used as fallback in the rare case the mail do not declare a charset at all (usually buggy auto mail sent by software). What charset that really is is anybody's guess...
Fixed for both Thunderbird and SeaMonkey: http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n/mozilla-aurora/lt/rev/06cbfdb2926f http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n/mozilla-aurora/lt/rev/cd5b84404f16 http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n/mozilla-beta/lt/rev/0258f5f2298d http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/l10n/mozilla-beta/lt/rev/1e62d42735b7 I hope I won't forget to sign off my update so that it gets into Thunderbird 45. If not, this will get to wait until the end of this year.
Ačiū, Rimai, kad ištaisei! Thanks, Rimai, for reopening and fixing!