Mixed charsets in header fields ignored for reply (MIME)

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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MailNews Core
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VERIFIED WORKSFORME
16 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Boris 'pi' Piwinger, Assigned: nhottanscp)

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Description

16 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/2002091318

The message I am about to attach has MIME words with different charsets in the
subject. Those are displayed correctly when receiving the message. Upon reply,
though, all characters are set to the same charset, which does not contain both
symbols. More precisely, we start with:
Subject: =?ISO-8859-15?Q?=A4?= =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=A4?=
This is the Euro symbol followed by the general currency symbol. The reply has
twice the currency symbol.

pi
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Keywords: intl
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
Created attachment 100697 [details]
Message which shows the problem
cc'ing nhotta
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Comment 3

16 years ago
Another test shows that if the charset in the subject (I again used the Euro
symbol) and in the body (I had ISO-8859-1) don't agree, the same problem shows
up. The subject of the reply was changed to the currency symbol which has the
same position in -1 as the Euro in -15.

pi
(Assignee)

Comment 4

16 years ago
We support generating MIME header with only one charset.
Practically, sending the header with two or more charset is often not recognized
by other mailers compare to UTF-8.
Assignee: ducarroz → nhotta
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
I don't understand what you mean by "compare to UTF-8", but it would be OK to
use utf-8 to combine both.

And for the problem I described in comment 3, this is not relevant at all.

pi
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 6

12 years ago
With TB 1.5, Win2K, this is working; the reply gets this header:
  Subject: Re: =?UTF-8?B?4oKswqQ=?=
which is ugly, but correct.  Since Boris has told me in the past that he's no longer using Mozilla for mail, I'll WFM this, altho I can't confirm the Linux behavior is fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 7

12 years ago
I just tested with someone using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060404 SeaMonkey/1.0.1. Confirming.

pi
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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