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

From: Marc Chénier <mchen@...>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:13:00 -0400
Le 14 octobre 2015, Slávek Banko a écrit :
> Dne út 13. října 2015 Slávek Banko napsal(a):
> > 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
> > :)
> 
> Done! Updated tdelibs are available in the repository.
> Just to update :)
> 

Good work and fast response. Thank you Slávek. I am anxiously waiting for an email from one of my accented correspondents.

Marco