Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235342
Default charset should be UTF-8
Last modified: 2007-12-11 06:24:11 EST
Description of problem:
It is proven the non-technical people cannot send non-ASCII e-mails by Thunderbird.
The default character set is ISO-8859-2 while it should be UTF-8 nowadays.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Thunderbird on a pure FC6 installation.
2. Write an e-mail with letters ěščřžýáíéůúĚŠČŘŽÝÁÍÉŮÚ.
It will ask you with the attached dialog. After "Send anyway" you get:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed
(even no ISO-8859-1, interesting)
I should get either "iso-8859-2" or "utf-8" without any user intervention.
And I should get back the original characters I wrote.
Mutt MUA has a nice feature:
Where it tries to fit the written mail body into each listed charset from the
minimal one to the full (utf-8) one. It would be a FEAT, though.
Created attachment 151749 [details]
Dialog which should never be seen by a user.
Fedora Core 6 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora 7, 8, or
Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know
in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we
will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
[This is mass-filed message to all open Fedora Core 6 bugs related to Xorg or
Gecko. If you see any other reason, why this bug shouldn't be closed, please,
comment on it here.]
Created attachment 282571 [details]
F8 thunderbird-18.104.22.168-1.fc8.x86_64 default settings screenshot.
The Bug is still valid for: thunderbird-22.214.171.124-1.fc8.x86_64