#21 German characters "umlaute" in login-names not work!



I'm testing Squirrelmail since some weeks. It works
great with my Lotus Domino-IMAP-Server, if the user-
names don't have german characters, like ä, ö, ü in the
But unfortunatelly some people has a name like Joe
Müller, Gabi Schäfer or so.

I think, that there is a little bug with geman characters.
Maybee it should encode the user-names in utf7 (imap-
standard) or somthing this.

I have the version 1.4.5 of Squirrelmail.

Best reguards



  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-07-26

    Logged In: YES

    Which character set is used to store 8bit information in
    lotus? iso-8859-1 or utf-8?

  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-07-26

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    I think there is no standard that defines character set used
    for login names and passwords. If you know rfc that states
    that utf-7 should be used to send login names and passwords
    - please name rfc number.

  • Jonathan Angliss

    Logged In: YES

    Doesn't 1.4.5 check for extended characters, and then quote
    them as literal instead of trying to pass it as part of the
    main LOGIN statement?

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Logged In: NO

    Hi tokul,

    I think it's "utf-8", it's the latest version (Domino 6.5.4).

    I've experimented, and found, that if I define ALIAS-names,
    than the user can logon with the Aliasname, too. That
    means, I can use instead of

    Gabi Schfer


    Gabi Schaefer

    as logonname, too. It's OK for me!

    Best reguards


  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-07-27

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    use 1.4.5, set default language to en_US and default
    character set to utf-8. Make sure that browser does not have
    squirrelmail_language cookie. Or go to login page and
    manually change character set in browser. Try logging in. If
    your IMAP authentication library operates in utf-8, i
    suspect that you will be able to log in.

    SquirrelMail 1.4.4 (functions/imap_general.php v.
    sends 8bit login information as literals, but there is no
    standard that defines character set that should be used for
    8bit information. SquirrelMail defaults to character set
    that depends on default translation. ISO-8859-1 for German

    SquirrelMail can fix your issue only if somebody creates
    standard for transfer ing of 8bit login information.

  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-08-04
    • milestone: 101719 -->
  • Tomas Kuliavas

    Tomas Kuliavas - 2005-08-04

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    it is a bug, but we don't have enough information or set
    standards in order to be able to solve it. Moving to i18n
    tracker in order to reduce number of bugs on bug tracker.


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