I have: user_pref("mail.identity.id1.useremail", "firstname.lastname@example.org"); user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fullName", "Hænrik Gømal"); But when composing a mail the From field says: "Hrik Gal<email@example.com>" Build 20000105
This bug is related to: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23268
This problem is indeed related to Bug 23268. I think what happened is that you saw that the prefs.js entry was unreadable because it was in UTF-8. So this was edited back to Latin 1. But Mozilla expects UTF-8 encoded data from the prefs.js and that is probably why you cannot see this name correctly. We know that the current builds support Latin 1 display here and not known to have this problem unless the prefs.js file is corrupted. My suggestion would be to start with a new profile and put in a new "From" name using the Edit | Account Setup menu and not directly edit prefs.js unless you have an UTF-8 capable editor. If you want to edit prefs.js directly and if it includes non-ASCII characters, then please follow the steps outlined in M12 International Release Notes. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/release-notes/m12-detail.html#INTL_ISS UES Under the Browser section, there is an item called "Font Preferences: ". There I discuss how to insert non-ASCII font names into prefs.js without corrupting it. The same principle would apply here. Please give that method a try and see if that would not solve your problem.
accepting. Alecf, it is yours?
Yes I handedited the prefs file, so perhaps this bug is invalid?
Yes. I think so unless you create a fresh profile and use the "Edit | Account setup" to insert Latin 1 accented characters and then see this kind of problem. We are working on a plan to use Mozilla composer to edit the prefs.js file directly. Hopefully we will get an UTF-8 editor which can open .js type file soon. (Iit's a matter of recognizing MIME type and can't be that difficult.)
Henrik, if you agree, please resolve this bug as invalid.
Editing of the prefs.js file cool! Will this include on-the-fly changes? Meaning that when you change something and press save the prefs are reloaded! That would be supercoool!
Bye bye bug!
henrik -you can hand-edit your prefs between launches of the browser, but we don't eve plan on supporting the edit-and-reload-prefs that you describe
With 1/13/2000 Win32 build, Latin 1 accented names are supported OK as long the characters are stored in UTF-8. The best way currently is to use the Edit | Account setup window. When Composer can deal with .js files, you should be able to edit prefs.js file easily with 8-bit characters in UTF-8. Otherwise, use nsconv to convert native charset data to UTF-8 as descrbed in: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/release-notes/m12-detail.html#INTL_ISSUES Verified as invalid.