Bug 77649 - Evolution does not display GB2312 (Simplified Chinese) encoded messages.
Summary: Evolution does not display GB2312 (Simplified Chinese) encoded messages.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: evolution
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-11 14:05 UTC by phostetl
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 23:15:22 UTC

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Description phostetl 2002-11-11 14:05:17 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20021108

Description of problem:
Evolution does not display GB2312 (Simplified Chinese) e-mail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Created Simplified Chinese e-mail using Mozilla sent to self.
2. Open message with Mozilla -- looks OK.
3. Open message with evolution -- no GB2312 characters displayed.  Selecting the
Character Encoding manually did not correct the problem.

Actual Results:  Email GB2312 characters are not displayed.

Expected Results:  Email GB2312 characters are detected automatically and
displayed properly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 phostetl 2002-11-11 14:42:51 UTC
This bug report at Ximian is a duplicate:


Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-11-22 17:20:05 UTC
Quite possibly due to the font you have chosen for display not having gb2312
coverage.  You might want to try choosing different fonts in the gtkhtml font
configuration to see if that helps.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-10 03:03:34 UTC
Is this any better with Phoebe?

Comment 4 phostetl 2003-04-09 15:10:23 UTC
No change with Red Hat 9 (release).  I can even log in with the environment set
to Simplified Chinese and no luck.

The Simplified Chinese messages do display properly in the Mozilla 1.3 mail client.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-28 23:15:22 UTC
evolution 1.4 handles this much better since it uses gtk2 and pango

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