Problems with non-ascii (cyrillic) text

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Post Posted May 18th, 2003, 11:35 pm

Two problems with the 05-15-03 version:

1. Setting encoding to Windows-1251 (Cyrillic) results in a message in windows-1252 (Western English) charset. However, setting encoding to koi8-r results in properly encoded messages.

2. I am forced to set encoding myself. This is inconvenient. This seems to be a tradition of Netscape. However, I don't have to do this in Outlook Express. It automatically detects cyrillic characters in text (BTW, TB does that too) and switches encoding to koi8-r, and resulting messages correctly have that encoding.

3. Evidently, TB doesn't encode KOI8-R correctly either. Depending on destination, text (in the subject) that appears normally when it's sent via OE, appears with extra '_' or ' ' characters when viewed via web interface on different services. It is interesting that when I recieved these messages with NC 4.7 and with TB, they appeared correctly. This tells me that both TB and NC 4.x share the same way of encoding/decoding cyrillic chars, and it seems faulty.
Last edited by rom on May 21st, 2003, 1:14 am, edited 4 times in total.


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Post Posted May 19th, 2003, 6:02 am

I think it's a regression over Mozilla Mail. Most of these things work in Mozilla Mail (for me).
Check this topic:
Why would you even consider to use the OS that is older and more obsolete than your computer?
See, that's just one of the reasons why I pick Linux.

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