Re: How to force text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1?
Juergen Fuhrmann <fuhrmann <at> wias-berlin.de>
2005-06-02 15:54:52 GMT
At Fri, 27 May 2005 22:31:23 -0400,
Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> The issue wasn't the character encoding itself; that seemed to already
> be correct iso-8859-1 encoding. Rather, the problem was the fact that
> the "charset=UTF-8" which appeared in the "Content-Type" header was
> confusing the email clients of certain recipients, and they couldn't see
> the 8-bit characters that I typed. As soon as I set the three variables
> as above, the messages went out marked with "charset=iso-8859-1", and
> the recipients could read the 8bit characters.
> I know that this is probably more of a problem with the brain-damaged
> email clients of the recipients in question. Nonetheless, I want to
> accomodate them by making sure that "charset=iso-8859-1" is set in the
> header of the messages that I send to them.
exactly this was the reason for me to figure this out. I sent some
messages with very serious content to an official place where I
applied for funding and figured out from their replies that they are
not able to see German umlauts äöüß in UTF8 encoding =:-o. Probably
they use some older version of Outlook. The same issue I had with our
web mailer based on OpenGroupware.org which even crashed with UTF8 in
the subject line...
Another point is that I still work sometimes on non-UTF8 enabled