Forwarded message with wrong encoding is blank

Bug #444519 reported by stecklum on 2009-10-06
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

The issue is not exactly a thunderbird bug but probably still of interest. I was notified that a forwarded message was received empty. It turned out that the header of the original mail contains a wrong character encoding (UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1). Since thunderbird relies on the header info, the displayed message shows ill characters represented by a question mark. When UTF-8 is being kept upon forwarding it will be empty. Switching to the proper character set before forwarding, however, allows a correct transmission.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Dependencies:

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: mozilla-thunderbird None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mozilla-thunderbird.list]
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/jre1.6.0_12:/usr/local/wcstools:/usr/local/cuda/bin:/home/username/Bin/Montage:/home/username/Bin/Shell:/home/username/Bin/Pride
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-15-generic x86_64

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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