Weird things with non-ASCII messages

I've had some problems in Balsa with messages that are in neither ASCII 
nor UTF-8 (these two always work fine). For example, I recently opened 
with Balsa an mbox file containing messages with Cyrillic characters 
encoded in CP1251. Other mail programs can view them fine; even if they 
can't show the actual characters, they will display a string of 
gibberish showing that there is indeed text there, just not in a 
legible charset. In Balsa, it seems that when the program reaches a 
character in a certain charset, it hits a bump and flies over half the 
message before resuming the display.

This was repeated today when I received a message formatted, accorded 
to its header, in ISO-8859-1. Large gaps were missing from the message, 
I had to open the mbox file in gedit to see the thing correctly.

Are these known problems? I can attach a screenshot if no one 

Christopher Culver <>

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