[kdepim-users] Still having encoding problems

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Feb 15 13:05:34 GMT 2009

On Sunday 15 February 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> It seems I had misunderstood 'fallback'.  My (wrong) logic said that
> it would be used if utf-8 had any problems with the content.  Now I
> understand its purpose I have simply set the fallback to utf-8. 
> Hopefully all will display better for the change :-)

I'm not sure using utf-8 is a good fallback. Some emails, especially 
those generated automatically, do not specify the character encoding 
which needs to be used to properly display them. In such cases a 
fallback character encoding will be used, which you can configure here. 
Set it to the character encoding most commonly used in your part of the 
world. As a default the encoding configured for the whole system is 
used. In countries using the Latin alphabet ISO-8859-1 (or ISO-8859-15) 
is probably the best fallback.

> Thanks for taking the time to educate us, Ingo :-)

You are very welcome.

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