[gpgol] Swedish characters are mangled or disappear...

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Aug 2 08:55:29 CEST 2006

On Tue,  1 Aug 2006 22:59, Bo Berglund said:

> 1. Written as html mail in Outlook2003
> - When received by myself the åäöÅÄÖ characters display just fine.
> - When received by another person with basically the same setup but
> with the Windows locale set to US-English the Swedish characters are
> replaced with jumbled characters (2 or 3, I don't recall).

GPGol assumes UTF-8 encoding for all mails.  I think this is a
reasonable assumption today and frankly I have not tested it with
other locales.

> 2. Written as plaintext in Thunderbird
> - When received in Thunderbird all looks good.
> - When received with my own Outlook 2003 the Swedish characters are
> simply gone (disappeared)
> - I have no response from the US person yet....

Similar problem, we assume UTF-8 but receive Latin-foo.

It should be possible to use the OpenPGP armor header Charset to tell
the receiving side about the sued charset and then translate the
body.  Quite some work, though.



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