mail: font anomaly in UTF-mails



14 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: oliver-bugzilla, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050421
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050421

when displaying mails with UTF-charset, the fonts are messed up.

My font pref: Monospace font (ProFont).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 181570 [details]
Testmail (message/rfc822)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 181571 [details]

The screenshot was taken after loading a saved mail (EML) into the Mozilla
browser. Note the different fonts. The wrong rendering of umlauts is an other


14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Comment 5

13 years ago
*** Bug 323747 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

13 years ago
Reopening as duplicate was filed today.
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---

Comment 7

13 years ago
jshin: Do you know if there is a already exististing bug like this one here (i think you might know :)? I find it somewhat hard to believe noone noticed this Unicode issue before (except this one here and the dupe).

Comment 8

13 years ago
There are two problems in the screenshot attached. The first is that multiple fonts are used to result in  'ransom-note' style rendering. The second is that characters with accents encoded in UTF-8 are rendered as if they're in ISO-8859-1

I bet the second is a user mistake if the reporter has this problem in mail window/thunderbird.  The default encoding for a folder is set to ISO-8859-1 (which is fine) and 'ignore the character encoding specification in the mail header and always use this encoding' is also set for the folder.

If the above guess is wrong, I need to take a closer look at it.

Comment 9

13 years ago
Created attachment 213444 [details]
Courier & Monaco fonts in UTF mail in Thunderbird 1.5 Mac

This bug appears in all incoming UTF mails or in sent UTF mails in the Sent folder.

Comment 10

13 years ago
I can confirm this on Seamonkey 1.0.2 in Linux.  All lines, even those without UTF-8 characters, are displayed in Courier instead of the preferred font.

This bug appeared since upgrading from Mozilla 1.7.11, but old e-mails that were downloaded before upgrading are displayed with the correct font.

Comment 11

13 years ago
> This bug appeared since upgrading from Mozilla 1.7.11, but old e-mails that
> were downloaded before upgrading are displayed with the correct font.

My mistake on this comment, I was looking at a non-UTF-8 message.  Old e-mails are  also displayed with the wrong font.

Plain text attachments are also affected by this bug.  An ISO-8859-1 message with a text file attachment has only the attachment rendered in the wrong font.

Comment 12

12 years ago
I have a similar problem with Thunderbird and Windows. When I receive a plain-text UTF-8 mail (Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"), it is displayed in a different font than iso-8859-1 encoded mails. 
I prefer to read plain-text mails in a proportional, sans serif font (verdana). This works fine, but UTF-8 mails are displayed with a huge verdana font.
This bug was also reported in the   alt.os.linux.mandrake news group, "Thunderbird, Mandrake 10.1, and seeing large fonts for UTF-8".

Comment 13

11 years ago
Can you reproduce with SeaMonkey v1.1.9?
The original bug here is gone (the testcase is fine on thunderbird/trunk). 

What a lot of people really want is bug 91190.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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