Bug 498153 - Thunderbird does not display messages according to their Content-type character set
Thunderbird does not display messages according to their Content-type charact...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-04-29 02:11 EDT by Basil Mohamed Gohar
Modified: 2018-04-11 10:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-15 11:01:35 EDT
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2009-05-15 10:44 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Description Basil Mohamed Gohar 2009-04-29 02:11:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Thunderbird does not display a message with a non-default character set according to the content-type as specified in the header.

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-05-15 10:44:23 EDT
Created attachment 344166 [details]
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Sorry, as you can see on this Russian spam (sorry, for using spam, but that's the best collection of weird-languages emails I have ;-)).

It has

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1251
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

and it is displayed correctly (yes, this is correct Russian, I can read it).

I would suspect some of your Thunderbird plugins making havoc. Are you able to reproduce the problem even when starting TB in the safe mode (start it in the terminal with -safe-mode as a parameter on the command line)? If yes, could you please attach some example of the message (hopefully not private) which shows the described issue (and a screenshot how it looks like on your computer), please?

Thank you very much
Comment 2 Basil Mohamed Gohar 2009-05-15 11:01:35 EDT
Thank you for helping me.  I found out I had checked the "Apply default to all messages" option in the Inbox folder properties.  I had misread the checkbox and thought it would apply a default, but NOT override messages' own charset setting, but apparently it does the opposite (upon more careful reading).

Sorry for that.  This bug can be closed!  Thanks again!

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