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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 24.5.0 does not display German umlauts Reply with quote

I've tried all combinations under Preferences -> Preferences -> Display -> Advanced to try to display German umlauts in incoming mail. My default is Unicode fonts and Unicode (UTF-8) for both Outgoing Mail and Incoming Mail. Changing fonts or Character Encodings makes no difference. Thunderbird 24.5.0 under Windows 7 displays umlauts correctly with exactly the same settings as my AMD64 box. Also, mutt (and the terminal) display umlauts correctly.

Any debugging hints will be gratefully received.

[SOLVED] I found the solution on a Thunderbird forum. Right-click on the Inbox folder. Select Properties. Uncheck the box Apply encoding to all messages in the folder (individual message character encoding settings and auto-detection will be ignored) I'm not sure why this is the Thunderbird default. It seems a bad idea. [/SOLVED]


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working fine here. This might be a problem with your locale environment variables. What is displayed instead of umlauts? What are the console outputs of
Code:
locale

and
Code:
locale -a

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's about View -> Character Encoding ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voltago wrote:
What is displayed instead of umlauts?
Question marks inside rotated squares. Here is Viele Grüße.
Voltago wrote:
What are the console outputs of
Code:
locale

and
Code:
locale -a

?

Code:
~$ locale
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE=C
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=

~$ locale -a
C
POSIX
en_US
en_US.iso88591
en_US.utf8
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toralf wrote:
What's about View -> Character Encoding ?

View -> Character Encoding -> Unicode ( UTF-8 ). (Spaces to avoid smilies.)
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cfgauss wrote:
toralf wrote:
What's about View -> Character Encoding ?

View -> Character Encoding -> Unicode ( UTF-8 ). (Spaces to avoid smilies.)
hhm, and Auto-Detect is set to "Off" ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toralf wrote:
cfgauss wrote:
toralf wrote:
What's about View -> Character Encoding ?

View -> Character Encoding -> Unicode ( UTF-8 ). (Spaces to avoid smilies.)
hhm, and Auto-Detect is set to "Off" ?

Yes.
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