thunderbird message preview pane do not honor global character encoding settings

Bug #1108980 reported by Santiago Roland on 2013-01-29
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

character encoding is set to UTF-8 for incoming and outgoing messages in Edit > Preferences : Display > Advanced.
In the review pane, the message is shown with Western ISO-8859-1 as seen in View > Character Encoding. When manually change it to UTF-8 it work, but when clicking on other message and going back, te Western character encoding is restored.

Is there other global character encoding hidden in somwhere else?

If not, this is defenitey a bug.

P.S: The "auto-detect" menu in View > Character Encoding changes nothing. I tried set auto detect to "off" and "Universal" and no change.

Best Regards,

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: thunderbird 17.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.1
Architecture: amd64
BuildID: 20130106044124
 Card hw:0 'SB'/'HDA ATI SB at 0xfeb00000 irq 16'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC892'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0892,10438410,00100302'
   Controls : 44
   Simple ctrls : 21
 Card hw:1 'U0x46d0x991'/'USB Device 0x46d:0x991 at usb-0000:00:13.2-2, high speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB046d:0991'
   Controls : 2
   Simple ctrls : 1
 Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
   Capabilities: cvolume cvolume-joined cswitch cswitch-joined penum
   Capture channels: Mono
   Limits: Capture 0 - 8
   Mono: Capture 6 [75%] [27.00dB] [off]
 Card hw:2 'Generic'/'HD-Audio Generic at 0xfea40000 irq 89'
   Mixer name : 'ATI R6xx HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1002aa01,00aa0100,00100200'
   Controls : 6
   Simple ctrls : 1
 Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
Channel: Unavailable
Date: Tue Jan 29 13:20:58 2013
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120228)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 2
MarkForUpload: True
 Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
 IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.2 (1.2-2ubuntu1.3)) - /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/ (icedtea-7-plugin)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=17.0.2/20130106044124 (In use)
RelatedPackageVersions: icedtea-7-plugin 1.2-2ubuntu1.3
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 12/02/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0901
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M. M5A99X EVO
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0901:bd12/02/2011:svnTobefilledbyO.E.M.:pnTobefilledbyO.E.M.:pvrTobefilledbyO.E.M.:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnM5A99XEVO:rvrRev1.xx:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.product.version: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.sys.vendor: To be filled by O.E.M.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos) wrote :

Confirmed in Thunderbird 1:31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

Please fix!

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