[sylpheed:35528] Re: Problem displaying accents

Anton Shepelev anton.txt at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 03:41:08 JST 2013


> Can  I  send you the message directly (it contains
> private information)?  The French accent [e]  dis-
> plays  correctly  in  the sylpheed message window.
> If I save the message or read the source (Ctrl-U),
> it shows [=E9] instead.

There  is  no  need to do it.  The situation you de-
scribe is expected behaviour.

> I often encounter problems, when receiving  emails
> from  languages  using accents [eg. all the French
> accents are replaced with 3 dots, or a random let-
> ter].  It is probably because the senders use HTML
> emails, and a bad (euphemism) email  client,  that
> is Outlook.
> [...]
> Since I have disabled
> [-] Render HTML messages as text
> I must open troublesome messages in a browser, but
> the letters with accents display correctly.

Enable it back and use Sylpheed.

> Although there is probably little I can do  on  my
> end. Is there a display preference I might want to
> change (I use the default). Thank you.

As I understand, your only problem is the ASCII cod-
ing  of non-ASCII characters is message source files
(.eml).  But this is correct and connot be  changed.
Sylpheed  and  your  browser  know  how to interpret
those characters, while their underlying representa-
tion remains ASCII.  You'll have to use some proces-
sor to convert sources to plain text unicode, but  I
can't suggest a one.

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