Re: German special characters

Am 06.12.03 13:04 schrieb(en) Pawel Salek:
> This is most likely some kind of encoding collision. How were the  
> entries added? Are they in UTF-8?

For me the vcard addresses come from the Gnome 1 Gnomecard address book,  
which uses iso-8859, not utf-8. I think the translation works, though, as  
I can browse the adresses in balsa using the little book icons, and  
everything is displayed correctly.

I played a little more with it, and there are two different cases:

(1) try to enter an address with national chars which does not exist
When I try to enter e.g. "Jörg Müller" (which does not exist in the
address book), I can enter "J", but neither the "ö" nor any further input
will be displayed, and the cursor jumps to the beginning of the line.
There *is* same more data in this field, which may result in (bouncing)
mails sent to e.g. "Jörg@localhost" and to "Mü@localhost" (balsa should
reject mail addresses not conforming to rfc 2822, btw!).

(2) try to complete an existing address
E.g. the card "Albrecht Dreß" exists in the address book. When I type only  
"Albrecht D" in the To:/Cc:/Bcc: entry, the address is completed  
correctly, *including* the ß" character. When I type more and enter the  
"ß", the completition vanishes, and I get the same behaviour as in (1)  

Cheers, Albrecht.

 Albrecht Dreß  -  Johanna-Kirchner-Straße 13  -  D-53123 Bonn (Germany)
       Phone (+49) 228 6199571  -

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