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Month: October 2015

Kmail distortion of headings from recent Thunderbird messages.

From: Marco <mchen@...>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:52:03 -0400
Hi all,

When reading messages in Kmail sent to me by (2) correspondents using Thunderbird (v38), the FROM and the TO fields of the messages are not correctly represented: the French accents in the sender's real name and in the real names in the recipient list are distorted. For example, René becomes Renc3a9. This is quite annoying when I want to reply to a list with many names with French accents.

This problem does not apply to the body of message, where all accents are ok. I noticed that the problem started on August 30 where i also noticed the two correspondents upgraded to version 38 of Thunderbird for windoze. Earlier messages are ok. 

I have been using Kmail on my desktop computer for many years without any problems. It is the current version (1.9.10) supplied by Trinity. I use Ubuntu Precise with Trinity R 14.0.2. 

I tried changing character settings in 'appearance' within Kmail preferences in various combinations, with utf-8 and iso-8859-1 to no avail. Is this something that I need to set correctly in Kmail or something wrong with Tbird? My wife can read those same headings fine on her laptop using Tbird. 

Any ideas?