#2476 charset bugs


As of 1.4.5 sometimes "text/html" is misspelled as "html/plain". But the bigger issue is that when I send a "text/plain" message in UTF-8 charset then it's ok, but if I change the mime type to "text/html" (leaving the message untouched) I got junk characters. It doesn't matter wheter I use "<META...charset=utf-8;'>" in the html or not, Squirrelmail displays html UTF-8 mail wrong.

Please fix it, it's very very annoying...


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    Can you provide an example of such a message please?

    I've fixed the html/plain issue, that was indeed a weird mistake. Thanks.

  • Turdus

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    Yes, of course. Here you are:

    <HTML><HEAD><META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></HEAD><BODY>Árvíztűrő tükörfúrógép (hungarian characters)</BODY></HTML>

    And of course, in the mail header there's also a
    Content-Type: text;html\n charset=utf-8\r\n
    part. I will send you the full message with headers on monday, I'm not in my office today.

  • Tomas Kuliavas
    Tomas Kuliavas

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    5. Content-Type Header Field

    Email documents are not html pages. They need correct content-type in order to display information correctly. HTML Meta header is not used in emails.

  • Tomas Kuliavas
    Tomas Kuliavas

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    > Content-Type: text;html\n charset=utf-8\r\n

    One more comment.

    Invalid content-type header. Subtype is required and you are not setting it. Plus you mix bare linefeeds with CRLF and use html parameter which does not mean anything.

    Correct message header should be.

    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

    If it is multipart message, message part should contain

    Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

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  • Your report was filed against an old version of SquirrelMail. We have several new releases out which have fixed many issues. Can you please test the most recent version - or even better the latest snapshot - and report if this issue still exists? Remember to include the file name of the snapshot.

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