Re: [Evolution-hackers] Evo won't display special characters

Anyone have any thoughts on this?  If I file a bug, should it go to
evolution, or something like gtkhtml or libxml or something else?

I'm not really clear on the breakdown in responsibility for the Gnome
components in Evo.

On Sat, 2010-04-17 at 23:13 -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> Hi all.  Occasionally I get email from someone and they include a
> special character in the email (this is html mail).  When this happens,
> the entire paragraph/section of that email is completely elided and only
> a [?] token is shown in the email, no matter how large the HTML segment
> is.
> As an example, I got an email today with this content:
>         --PMV------869e2a4bca493b41ddcabffbb890e8ba
>         Content-Type: text/html
>         Content-Disposition: inline
>         Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
>         <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>         <HTML>
>         <HEAD>
>         <TITLE>Message</TITLE>
>         <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
>         <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1141" name=GENERATOR>
>         <STYLE></STYLE>
>         </HEAD>
>         <BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
>         <table border='0' cellpadding='5' width='90%' align='left'>
>         <tr><td colspan='6' width='100%'><div style='font-family:Arial; font-size:12pt;'><br />
>          <br />
>            blah blah blah \224 blah blah blah<br />
>          <br />
>            foo foo foo<br />
>         </div></td></tr>
>         </font></body></html>
>         --PMV------869e2a4bca493b41ddcabffbb890e8ba--
> Etc., except instead of \224 was the single character with ASCII
> character code \224.
> When evo formatted this message, it looked like:
>         [?]
>         foo foo foo
> The entire paragraph containing the "blah blah blah" (and this was a
> large paragraph, and there were even multiple paragraphs like this) was
> completely omitted and replaced with just a [?]  This obviously makes
> the message very hard to read :-).
> I understand that this is very likely an invalid message and that \224
> is a bogus character in an iso-8859-1 charset.
> But, couldn't the rest of the (legal) text in that HTML segment be
> displayed at least?  The unprintable characters can be replaced with
> something else but why not show the rest of the text?

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