[Mageia-webteam] [Bug 9476] bugs.mageia.org mailing list puts XX in place of accented characters in sender field

andré blais bugzilla-daemon at mageia.org
Sun Mar 24 05:51:52 CET 2013


--- Comment #5 from andré blais <andre999mga at laposte.net> ---
I see what is happening :

The bugs.mageia.org list is encoding the headings as utf-8, without specifying
the encoding, and laposte.net is replacing the utf-8 code outside the ascii
range with X.  So those using laposte.net see X in place of accents.

Other email servers are not replacing the utf-8 encoding, so email agents such
as thunderbird or kmail are able to correctly display the utf-8.

The error messages that Marja sees seem to be generated by Mageia, and are
passed by laposte.net because they aren't in the sender field.
(I see them in the source as well)

Other mageia mailing lists use encoding as follows :

acute accent in dev list :
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Pierre-Malo_Deni=E9lou?= <pierre-malo.denielou at rhul.ac.uk>

chinese characters in dev list :
From: =?GB2312?B?zfW17r34?= <1132321739qq at gmail.com>

arabic letters in discuss list :
From: =?windows-1256?B?x+Hj08fh4yDH4ePTx+HjyQ==?=
    <almusalimalmusalimah at gmail.com>

The encoding is explicitly specified, so laposte.net accepts it and properly
displays the accented characters

So I expect that the solution is to specify utf-8 encoding if it applies ?

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