default charset

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Fri Feb 28 17:17:51 GMT 2003

brunft wrote:
> where can i set the default charset used for displaying purposes in
> kde 3.1 especially used in kmail for displaying emails?

Via the last entry in the View menu (Choose Encoding or Choose Charset 
[retranslated from German]).

> I am using Suse 8.1, KDE 3.1 and KMail 1.5.
> I've set up Suse (and KDE) with english language and it seems the
> charset used for displaying emails is us-ascii also if the message
> header includes Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

As long as the Encoding is set to Auto KMail will use the charset that 
is specified via the message headers.


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