Re: Quote Character Shown As \222
- From: Gary Johnson <garyjohn@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 24 Feb 2010 20:45:11 GMT
Chris Gordon-Smith <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have received an email in mutt that includes the following:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook 12.0
It\222s a massive difference and it puts 95% of people of.
As you can see on the last line, instead of "It's", I get "It\222s".
I believe the problem is that the sender's email software has included
a character (Octal 222) that is not in fact part of the iso-8859-1
character set that it has indicated in the "Content-Type" line.
Does anyone know what the solution to this is. I know that there must
be one (even if its messy), because both KMail and the Gmail web client
show the text OK.
I think that KMail and Gmail work because they know what M$ means by
"iso-8859-1" so they use the M$ character set. Mutt assumes that if the
message says it's using ISO-8859-1, it really is using ISO-8859-1. You
can tell Mutt to work around this deception by putting this in your
charset-hook ^iso-8859-1$ windows-1252
(Of course asking the sender to resend using software that works is not
a solution. The most likely response from many people would be "You are
mistaking me for someone who gives an xxxx")
Or the reply I usually get, "It works fine on Windows. It must be a
problem with Linux."
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