[kdepim-users] Character encoding in KMail

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 3 12:40:02 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 03 February 2009 11:59:41 phep wrote:
> Anne Wilson a écrit :
> > A new development for me is that when I reply to some messages I get a
> > warning about characters that can not be displayed, and asked whether to
> > drop the characters or change the encoding.  I have looked over the
> > messages in question and don't see anything unusual about them.  Can
> > anyone tell me more about this?
> >
> > I can see the use where there are obvious character problems, even though
> > I can't recognise the problem with regard to Kishore's messages to
> > kde at mail.kde.org which is where the problem is now showing up.
> This probably happens when you reply to messages which are in a
> different encoding from your's and you quote all or part of them.
> E.g. you receive a ISO-8859-X encoded message and you reply to it with
> your default UTF-8. What KMail asks you then is probably what to do
> whith the non-ascci characters of the quoted message : convert them to
> UTF-8 so that your message shall keep coherent (albeit converting the
> original quoted charcaters) or else ... not displaying those non-ascii
> ISO-8859-X characters since there can't be, logically, 2 distinct
> charsets in the same piece of code !
> Note that this is just a guess, Ingo will probably correct ;-)
It's odd that I've never come across it before.  It's probably a setting that 
I have changed recently.  I'll dig around.

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