Closed Bug 23976 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

Text attachment with 8bits char. are corrupted during the send


(MailNews Core :: Composition, defect, P3, critical)

Mac System 8.6


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: rhp)


I have a text file named "l'été.txt" that contains the following text:

L'été est le plus beau moment de l'année.

I send the message and when I get it with Mozilla or 4.7, I get the following

L'*t* est le plus beau moment de l'ann*e

You may need to way I check in the fix for bug 23109 before you can work on this
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
I tried this test on both win32 and Mac with builds from this morning and in
both cases, the attached text file was encoded with quoted-printable encoding
and displayed fine on both 4.x and SeaMonkey.

- rhp
I will do some more test as soon I have a build working. Maybe it has something
to do with Apple single/double as my text file has some resources. It's a
CodeWarrior source file.
Ahh..that explains it!  Apple Double Byte attachment isn't supported yet. I
have that on my current buglist: Bugzilla bug 22090

Probably need to mark this one as a duplicate.

- Rich
I did some more tests:

If I send a text file that has no resource fork, it works fine.
If I send a text file with a resource fork, 8 bits characters get corrupted.

Even if we are not supporting yet AppleSIngle/Double, we should not corrupt the
data side.
Sorry, but until I can fix the mentioned bug, this is probably going to be an
issue. If you think bug 22090 is that bad, then I would talk to phil about
changing the milestone/priority.

- rhp
That make almost impossible to send a international text document from a Mac. I
wonder if we can not just temporary totally ignore resource fork and treat every
file on Mac like if they have only a data fork. I am not speaking implementing
resource fork support yet.
All the mac specific stuff is in one place, but some of the detection calls are
stubbed out. To do what you are saying is work and I don't want to do throw
away work. If this is a big issue, then we should fix the real problem. Like I
said, lobby for the bug if it is that big a problem.

- rhp
Let Phil and/or International folk decide if it's a big issue...
I don't have an opinion on this.  I'll cc: momoi to see what he says before 
marking this bug verified.
QA Contact: lchiang → pmock
Marking bug as verified.  Following Jeff Ducarroz original steps, I can not 

reproduce the problem with the file attachment name containing 8 bit characters.

I verified using today mac commercial seamonkey build 2000-091808-m18 build. My 

test includes sending attachment creating a text file in bbedit 5.0 with accented 

characters and naming the file with accent characters.

Side note: found a case where the contents of the text file containing 8 bit Mac  

characters get encoded incorrectly. In this case, it does not matter if the file 

has a resource fork or not.  I will log a separate bug. 

Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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