Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 615722
All character unrepresentable in Win-1252 are mangled
Last modified: 2018-04-11 06:36:54 EDT
Description of problem:
All characters unrepresentable in windows-1252 are changed to question marks, so that instead of
Přišerně žluťoučký kůň úpěl ďábelské ódy
P??íšern?? žlu??ou??ký k???? úp??l ??ábelské ódy
both in webaccess and over IMAP in Thunderbird.
Me being a Czech (and Czech is not representable in windows-1252), this unfortunately makes it showstopper for me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.send a message with
Přišerně žluťoučký kůň úpěl ďábelské ódy in both Subject and body of the message
to the Zarafa account
received email is mangled
it shouldn't be
This is known upstream
The same seems to be in the user name. Although I have make an account for me with my name Matěj Cepl, webaccess shows MatÄ›j Cepl
http://forums.zarafa.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1296 as well
Although this is known upstream, I would love to have this bug here as warning for an unsuspected users who would think Zarafa could be actually useful for them. For now, it is just a proof-of-concept (tell me which email server has never seen any message with encoding outside of windows-1252?).
Yes, that's a serious issue.
Zarafa 7 (should appear in Q1/Q2 of 2011) will have UTF-8 support. According
to their lead developer, implementing MAPI without UTF-8 support is that very
much easy, that you wouldn't implement UTF-8 support if you wouldn't really
need it. Initially Zarafa was a Dutch-only product and their success was more
fast then they were able to switch from Windows-1252 ("latin-1") to UTF-8...
There is now beta1 of 7.0 released (http://www.zarafa.com/download-release),
which supports Unicode characters now.
Solved with Zarafa 7.0.0