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Bug 80036 - iso8859-1 extended chars displayed incorrectly
Summary: iso8859-1 extended chars displayed incorrectly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: evolution
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-18 23:50 UTC by Michael Wardle
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-10 03:08:52 UTC

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Description Michael Wardle 2002-12-18 23:50:20 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021202

Description of problem:
When viewing a ISO8859-1 (Latin-1) encoded plain text message in
Evolution, extended characters appear incorrectly (for instance, an
o-umlaut appears as an odd symbol that looks something like an X or
an asterisk).

I will fetch the latest Raw Hide package and test that just in case
this issue has been fixed recently.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:


Additional info:

This is using evolution-1.2.0-2 downloaded a couple weeks ago from
Raw Hide.  I have a feeling this issue also existed in evolution 1.0.x.

I have tried various different fonts, but the characters are still
rendered incorrectly.

I am using a mostly standard Red Hat Linux 8.0 with en_AU.UTF8 locale.

The mail message I saw this with most recently had specifically
stated it was encoded using ISO8859-1, as the headers contained:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-29 08:51:28 UTC
Is this any better with 1.2.1 currently in rawhide (and more importantly, the
newer gtkhtml)?  If not, what are your font settings set to?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-10 03:08:52 UTC
Closing due to inactivity

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