#1882 Special characters now shown correctly

I18n
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2005-09-29
2005-09-15
No

Although I'm able to enter special characters like the
Polish 'ń' (n with accent) in the text fields the
Address Book shows it incorrectly as 'ń'.

Discussion

  • Tomas Kuliavas
    Tomas Kuliavas
    2005-09-17

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    It shows characters the way you have entered. You have
    entered ń or character unsupported by used character set.

    If SquirrelMail does not sanitize output of address book
    entries, it is vulnerable to XSS issues.

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas
    Tomas Kuliavas
    2005-09-17

    • assigned_to: nobody --> tokul
     
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    Although the web page shows the string "ń" I really
    entered only one single character. Are special characters
    like letters with accents from eastern europe languages not
    supported by SM?

     
  • Tomas Kuliavas
    Tomas Kuliavas
    2005-09-22

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    If you use 8bit symbols that are unsupported by used
    character set, Gecko browsers (based on Mozilla) send them
    as html codes. IE automatically converts characters to
    different character set, but does not provide any
    information about used character set.

    You use English or other iso-8859-1 translation and Mozilla
    Suite or Mozilla Firefox. latin small letter n with acute is
    not supported by iso-8859-1. Same thing happens in message
    compose window.

    Theoretically it can be fixed by converting every
    translation to utf-8, but translators are free to use any
    character set in SquirrelMail translations. We won't force
    conversion to utf-8.

     
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    I'll try to convert the German translation for Squirrelmail
    to UTF-8. Thanks for your help!

     
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