[sylpheed:32395] Fw: [Bug 450063] New: Signature file encoded in UTF-8 is garbled ...

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 18:04:24 JST 2008

As a heads-up here, LANG ends with codeset "utf8" and not "UTF-8",
so libsylph/codeconv.c needs a patch to recognise it (now I just need
to remember where it is defined that both are valid spellings for the
locale codeset):

$ locale -a|grep fr_FR
fr_FR at euro
fr_FR.iso885915 at euro

$ locale -a|grep en_US

$ locale -a|grep UTF
tt_RU at iqtelif.UTF-8
tt_RU.utf8 at iqtelif.UTF-8


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           Summary: Signature file encoded in UTF-8 is garbled ...
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 9
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: high
          Priority: low
         Component: sylpheed

Description of problem:

I do not have a real fucking idea what's going on but all my email account on
sylpheed are using a dot file as signature, all of them are in UTF-8 :

.signature:       UTF-8 Unicode text
.signature~:      ISO-8859 text
.signatureperso:  UTF-8 Unicode text
.signatureperso~: ISO-8859 text
.signaturepro:    UTF-8 Unicode text
.signaturepro~:   ISO-8859 tex

and incorporation inside the message garbled all accents (like if they were
treated as ISO-8856-(1|15)), an example : 

Jérôme Benoit aka fraggle
La Météo du Net - http://grenouille.com
OpenPGP Key ID : 9FE9161D
Key fingerprint : 9CA4 0249 AF57 A35B 34B3 AC15 FAA0 CB50 9FE9 161D

Convert them to ISO-8859-15 fix the pb but i'm also using mutt with default
locale setting to fr_FR.UTF-8 and it really upset me to change all the locale
setting on mutt because of this bug. 

I've tried the pipe config : iconv -t ISO-8859-15 /home/fraggle/.signature to an
account with zero success (it's even worse). Opening message currently under
edition in gedit, vi or emacs do not show any encoding issue, only when editor
pipe them back in sylpheed, signature is still garbled.  

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set locale to fr_FR.UTF-8 
2. Use sylpheed with my .signature file.
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