Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167877
Squirrelmail and UTF-8 errors
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/412.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412.5
Description of problem:
Full user names encoded in UTF-8 (default on the system) is not encoded correctly by squirrelmail.
It becomes something like:
"From: JÃ¸rgen NÃ¸rgaard <email@example.com>"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure fedora is using UTF-8 (LANG=UTF-8 ?)
2. Create user name with for example 'ï¿½' in full name
3. Send mail via squirrelmail on this system to this system.
4. read the mail with squirrelmail
Actual Results: Full name of sender is inserted UTF-8 encoded.
Squirrelmail, however, when reading the mail does interpret full sender name properly. Some clients do
interpret reasonably, though probably using guess work part of the way.
Expected Results: Either convert full name to iso-8859 (or what ever the webserver uses) or encode the mail header so it will
be decoded or use a heuristic to detect encoding used.
The '?' in step 2 should be 'Ã¸' (decimal 216 in iso8859-1, ø)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 162852 ***