AW: problem with german umlauts

Reinhard Irmer reinhard.irmer at
Sun Nov 14 10:52:38 CET 2010

hi Ben,

you wrote on So, 14.Nov.2010 (02:13:47):
> On 14/11/10 12:35 AM, Reinhard Irmer wrote:
>>> you.wrote on Fr, 12.Nov.2010 (20:10:57):
>>>> On 13/11/10 5:16 AM, Reinhard Irmer wrote:

>>> Now I will test ist out setting charset iso-8859-1 in gpg.conf for 
>>> version2.
>> Here are the results:
>> Using GnuPG v.1.4.11 with Thunderbird as client charset must be
>> utf-8 to show correct umlauts
> This makes some sense, Thunderbird needs to be told which character  
> set to use (most will default to iso-8859-1, but it depends on the version installed).

I've set it to utf-8

>> Using GnuPG v.2.0.16 using all possible charsets, 40tude shows 
>> correct umlauts, but Thunderbird always shows questionmarks instead 
>> of german umlauts
> You should be able to change the Thunderbird setting to UTF-8 and make 
> it behave in View -> Character Encoding. 

View utf-8: umlauts in body or utf-8-characters in body are OK, umlauts in headerpane are destroyed (shown as ? in black square)
View iso-8859-1: umlauts in body are OK, utf-8-characters in body are destroyed (o¿o) =  (o¿o), umlauts in headerpane are OK

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