Closed Bug 4029 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago

Mail- New message always put us-ascii for the Content-type: charset

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Internationalization, defect, P3)

defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: nhottanscp, Assigned: nhottanscp)

Details

This may be partially related to the restriction of the editor.
New message should put a correct Content-type: charset. Here's a list of things
we need to do.

1) Get a default charset when creating a new message (#3965). Convert the
default to mail charset (#3941) then remember the charset.
2) Update the charset when it's changed by the charset menu.
3) When sending the message, check the sending text and if ascii only then put
us-ascii (it is preferred to use unicode for this check because only range check
required, e.g. iso-2022-jp is 7bit only but not us-ascii).
4) Otherwise, use the remembered  charset for the Content-Type: charset.
5) Use that charset to convert from unicode.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M4
Target to M4, assign to myself (for now).
Summary: New message always put us-ascii for the Content-type: charset → Mail- New message always put us-ascii for the Content-type: charset
Assignee: nhotta → ducarroz
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Reassigning to Jean-Francois, I have sent him a diff which includes the code
to get a default charset and usage of the unicode converter.
Task 2) and 3) may be done after M4.
JF, can you apply Naoki's patch, and then mark the bug for the milestone in
which you want to fix the other issues.
I checked in the code, forgot to update the bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Put a line below, the specified charset will be used for the Content-type:
user_pref("intl.charactesr_set_name", "iso-8859-1");
Additional info for my last comment...
Put the line to prefs.js.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
There was a spelling error in the check in.

It really should be:

1. user_pref("intl.character_set_name", "iso-8859-1");

But the 4/5 check in had:

2. user_pref("intl.charactesr_set_name", "iso-8859-1");

Note the "charactesr" which has an extra "s" in it.

If you use 2 rather than 1 in pref.js, the headers go out correctly
as "iso-8859-1", otherwise it is "us-ascii".

I'm going to re-open this because this should not be confusing to
testers and developers who will be using it.
I talked to Frank and agreed that this we can specify in the release note. I
will check in the fix for M5.
Target Milestone: M4 → M5
Assignee: ducarroz → nhotta
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Reassigning to myself. In M5, we also need to hook up charset menu and detect
us-ascii (see my original comment).
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago21 years ago
The pref bug fix was checked in mozilla/mailnews/msgCompGlue.cpp rev 1.21
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
** Checked with 4/12/99 Win32 build **

I can now use the correctly spelled name in prefs.js file
and send out iso-8859-1 mail.
The incorrect one no longer works.

This verifies the fix.
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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