[kdepim-users] Character encoding in KMail

Kishore kitts.mailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 03:12:00 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 04 Feb 2009 3:32:32 am phep wrote:
> Ingo Klöcker a écrit :
> > Kishore's first reply in the "What happened to 'Find in message'?"
> > thread contains the character 0xA0 (in hex notation) in the quote of
> > Anne's message. I have no idea why KMail seems to have replaced the two
> > space characters in "[...] the same job.  Was [...]" with a space
> > followed by 0xA0. Could be a bug.
> In case this might help, U+00A0 is the non-breakable space. I'm not sure
> if this is the correct wording in english - and it 's to late tonight
> for me checking the Unicode's charts ;-) - but I think you get what I mean.
> In the original message from Anne, U+00A0 doesn't appear (there are two
> consecutive U+0020); it only appears in Kishore's reply (that's what
> khexedit tells me at least). By the way, the presence of U+00A0 at this
> place is quite inconsistent with the fact that the message part it
> appears into is advertised as ISO-8859-15. In consequence it is not
> quite abnormal that Anne's KMail coughs while quoting it, later.
> But the question is how did U+00A0 make its way in Kishore's reply ? I
> noticed that in order to add quotation marks, Kishore's KMail edited the
> text (new wrapping and so). Would KMail be somehow intelligent enough to
> notice that the two consecutive spaces in Anne's original message
> followed a full stop and decided that the second one then might well be
> a typographic substitute for the "longer" space that should follow a
> full stop, etc., or something like that ? Any spell-cheker in there
> somewhere, Kishore ?

Automatic spell checking is checked.. but I do not run tools->Spelling...

> Otherwise I believe that there are some strangenesses with U+00A0 and
> U+2060 in Unicode algorithms but I doubt that QString's care about this
> and I don't think KMail uses ICU, does it ?.
> > BTW, using KMail 1.9.10, I didn't get an encoding message when replying
> > to Kishore's message and the 0xA0 did end up correctly in my reply.
> Which reply of your's are you talking about ? In
> <200902031944.04790 at thufir.ingo-kloecker.de> I do see a question mark.
> > OTOH, in Anne's reply the 0xA0 was replaced by a '?' (question mark).
> Not surprising since the multi-part is advertised as ISO-8859-15, as
> said above.
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