From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.8+) Gecko/20020130 BuildID: 20020130 When we send or save a message, Mozilla will check if there's any uncompatible character with the charset of the message. That's very well done! It would, however, be even better if Mozilla could highlight those uncompatible characters so that user can choose to 1) ignore the problem, 2) change the charset, or 3) change the character(s) so as to conform to the current charset (well, the best would be that everyone use Unicode, but that's not the case unfortunately)
cool suggestion for new feature. move to m1.2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.2
Later versions of MSWord do this in a preview window when saving as plain text. It's very useful.
Could someone take a look at bug 153761 ? It's still not yet confirmed more than two months after I reported it and the bug is still there. (Sorry for the off-topic since I didn't know what to do else.)
Is this bug left in oblivion?
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Assignee: nhottanscp → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
We do silent fallback to UTF-8 in most cases.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
What if distant agent can't handle UTF-8? There are still situation where Unicode is not used, unfortunately. One example that pops up to my head is some (old?) BlackBerry which can't parse correctly UTF-8 mails! OK, to all fairness, this is what happened: I sent UTF-8 mails to my friend's Hotmail mailbox. When the mails are opened, all non-ISO 5589 characters would become gibberish! That means even non-ASCII Western European characters like é, ç, ñ are all gibberish! It's sad but true. So I got to be careful when I send mail to this friend. This is a wish. It's not a bug. So WONTFIX doesn't really make sense. Could we leave this wish open until it's implemented?
(In reply to 石庭豐 (Seak, Teng-Fong) from comment #6) > What if distant agent can't handle UTF-8? Thunderbird has defaulted to UTF-8 in email since TB 29 (or several months now); several other clients have also defaulted to UTF-8 mail, e.g., Apple's .Mail program or Google's GMail client. Of en-US mail, over half of all mail is labeled as UTF-8. There are some locales where it's not the norm (jp is by far the worst offender here), but, in general, UTF-8 support is basically universal these days. > This is a wish. It's not a bug. So WONTFIX doesn't really make sense. > Could we leave this wish open until it's implemented? WONTFIX means "if a patch is provided, it will not be accepted." That is very much the case for this feature request.
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