wrong charset may be automatically used when replying to a message



15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: stan, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040107
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040107

I defined utf-8 as my default charset.
I removed all the charsets but :
1- utf-8
2- iso-8859-1
from the two chrset lists I've found in mozilla to configure which charset
is used when composing a message.

If I write a message with only 7 bits characters, its charset is set
to us-ascii, neither UTF-8 nor latin1 is used.
I guess this is an optimisation, and this is a nice one.

If I write a message with 8 bit characters, and some that are not
in the latin1 charset (the euro symbol for instance), utf-8 charset
is used. That works fine.


When I *reply* to the first message :
If I introduce an 8bit character that exists in the latin1 charset
in my reply, latin1 charset is used. Nice, that also works fine.
When I reply to this last message, introducing the euro symbol that
does not exist in the latin1 charset then it's the windows 1252 charset
that is used, instead of UTF-8 !

I've removed this charset from the two lists (why 2 ?) I've found, so :
-there is a third list hidden somewhere (why 3 ???)
-there is a bug in charset selection algorithm

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Product: MailNews → Core
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Comment 2

14 years ago
The bug is still present with the latest relase version of mozilla mailnews.
I do confirm it :/
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: stephend → mime


11 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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