Please set unicode UTF-8 as default for sending Lithuanian e-mails



3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: opensuse.lietuviu.kalba, Assigned: rimas)


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3 years ago
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

Comment 1

3 years ago
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.

Comment 2

3 years ago
If UTF-8 is already default, then it is OK :) 
I just remember, that email was sent in another encoding using default config...
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

3 years ago
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 ;-)

Comment 4

3 years ago
Maybe your was true, about settings for answering
It's a localized pref
Assignee: nobody → rimas
Component: Preferences → lt / Lithuanian
Product: Thunderbird → Mozilla Localizations
QA Contact: rimas
Resolution: INVALID → ---
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.


3 years ago
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 7

3 years ago
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)?

Comment 8

3 years ago
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...

Comment 10

3 years ago
Fixed for both Thunderbird and SeaMonkey:

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.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 11

3 years ago
Ačiū, Rimai, kad ištaisei!

Thanks, Rimai, for reopening and fixing!
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