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Re: [trinity-users] Kmail distortion of headings from recent Thunderbird messages.

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:27:07 +0200
Dne so 3. října 2015 Marco napsal(a):
> 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?
>
> Marco
>

I noticed the same problem, but I was not able to identify when it began to 
appear. Thank you for your research!

The problem lies in the fact that newer versions of Thunderbird began to use 
lowercase letters for hex codes in quotedprintable encoding. Now I will test 
the patch for tdelibs, which should correct the problem... Stay tuned :)

-- 
Slávek