Evolution could deal better with characters in windows-1252 but not iso-8859-1

Bug #373325 reported by Mike Crowe on 2009-05-07
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtkhtml3.14 (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

Ubuntu 9.04. evolution 2.26.1-0ubuntu1

I'm using the Exchange connector but I doubt that this affects Evolution's behaviour.

I received a multi-part HTML email from another user of the same Exchange server. Despite the HTML part starting with

 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

it contained the quoted character "=92" which is the windows-1252 code for a curly quote.

This appeared in Exchange as a "character not available in font" box containing "0092".

Of course this is clearly Exchange or Outlook's fault for claiming iso-8859-1 but then using windows-1252 characters. But having said that, it would seem to be quite easy for Evolution to work around this and show the expected glyph. The characters in that range are considered to be control characters in iso-8859-1 and could therefore be automatically mapped to their corresponding Unicode code points based on the windows-1252 encoding. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252#Codepage_layout .

affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → gtkhtml3.14 (Ubuntu)
Mike Crowe (mac) wrote :

I've reproduced this using a specially crafted plain text email too:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
To: Recipient <someone@somewhere>
From: Sender <someone@somewhere>
Subject: A test


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, could you open it on bugzilla.gnome.org where the software writters will read it? It seems you know enough about the issue to reply directly to their questions

Changed in gtkhtml3.14 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Mike Crowe (mac) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for sent it upstream.

Changed in gtkhtml3.14 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gtkhtml3.14:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gtkhtml3.14:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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