bug : 10752 Evolution - unspecified
- From: Christophe Merlet <christophe merlet eikonex net>
- To: gnome-i18n gnome org, Wilfried Marek <wilfried marek openwide fr>
- Subject: bug : 10752 Evolution - unspecified
- Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 14:23:06 +0200
> when you compose a mail, there is a label this named : "EN_VOYER"
> which means SEND. this should be "ENVOYER"
> then in the folder list of IMAPs accounts, there is a problem displaying
> accentuated text :
> "Envoyés" (where é is the é HTML symbol) which means "sent"
> this is writen : Envoy&AOk-s
> i suppose &AOk- means that lowercase é
This is not a bug.
This is the normal way to encode special characters in the IMAP
Extract of the RFC 2060 :
1.3. Mailbox International Naming Convention
By convention, international mailbox names are specified using a
modified version of the UTF-7 encoding described in [UTF-7]. The
purpose of these modifications is to correct the following problems
1) UTF-7 uses the "+" character for shifting; this conflicts with
the common use of "+" in mailbox names, in particular USENET
2) UTF-7's encoding is BASE64 which uses the "/" character; this
conflicts with the use of "/" as a popular hierarchy delimiter.
3) UTF-7 prohibits the unencoded usage of "\"; this conflicts with
the use of "\" as a popular hierarchy delimiter.
4) UTF-7 prohibits the unencoded usage of "~"; this conflicts with
the use of "~" in some servers as a home directory indicator.
5) UTF-7 permits multiple alternate forms to represent the same
string; in particular, printable US-ASCII chararacters can be
represented in encoded form.
In modified UTF-7, printable US-ASCII characters except for "&"
represent themselves; that is, characters with octet values 0x20-0x25
and 0x27-0x7e. The character "&" (0x26) is represented by the two-
octet sequence "&-".
All other characters (octet values 0x00-0x1f, 0x7f-0xff, and all
Unicode 16-bit octets) are represented in modified BASE64, with a
further modification from [UTF-7] that "," is used instead of "/".
Modified BASE64 MUST NOT be used to represent any printing US-ASCII
character which can represent itself.
"&" is used to shift to modified BASE64 and "-" to shift back to US-
ASCII. All names start in US-ASCII, and MUST end in US-ASCII (that
is, a name that ends with a Unicode 16-bit octet MUST end with a "-
> of course, i cannot rename these folders - they are IMAP ones.
This is a bug with your mailer or your IMAP server but not with the
Christophe Merlet (RedFox)
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