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[Phpgroupware-tracker] [bugs #8387] special language characters in email

From: Dr. Christian Böttger
Subject: [Phpgroupware-tracker] [bugs #8387] special language characters in email headers and imap folders
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:17:58 -0500
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[bugs #8387] Full Item Snapshot:

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Project: phpGroupWare
Submitted by: Dr. Christian Böttger
On: Wed 03/31/04 at 10:57

Category:  email
Item Group: release
Severity:  7 - Major
Priority:  7 - High
Resolution:  None
Assigned to:  mkaemmerer
Status:  Open
Component Version:  CVS
Platform Version:  GNU/Linux - SuSE
Reproducibility:  Every Time

Summary:  special language characters in email headers and imap folders

Original Submission:  handling of non-ASCII characters in email seems to be 
severely broken.

1) if the Account name contains special characters, the From: header seems to 
be formatted in a wrong way. Example:
Account name: Christian Böttger

From: "Christian =?iso-8859-1?Q?B=C3=B6ttger?=" <address@hidden>

This is displayed correctly in Thunderbird and Mozilla, but is broken in e.g. 
phpGW/email itself, Outlook, KMail and Evolution. Outlook e.g. displays it as 
Christian Böttger address@hidden

I'm not an encoding guru, but there must be something wrong in phpGW/email...

b) If e.g. an Exchnage 5.5 server is used as IMAP server (e.g. for migration 
purposes) and the folder names contain  language specific characters or stuff 
like | (which is allowed and common in Exchange), the select boxes for "select 
a folder" or "move to folder" dont't work. Either there is nothing shown at 
all, or there is just one selction, e.g. "(24)", which seems to be the no. of 
one of the folders.

Even worse:
after viewing any email or deleting one or writing a new one, the following 
error shows up (3 times in the main window and 3 times on top of the screen):

From: Parse error: parse error, expecting `']'' in 
/srv/www/htdocs/pbgroupware/email/inc/ : 
eval()'d code on line 1

More strangely:
As soon as this error appears, the select boxes all of a sudden show all IMAP 
But: all special characters are preceeded by a non-printable character shown as 
an empty square.

And: after the next refresh (which is done periodically by the email app), the 
error goes away, and the select boxes are empty again.

This seems to be a hell of a mess in the email app code.

BTW: when using the folders module (with the pb template), no IMAP folders are 
shown there. Just one email-icon without a name which links to the inbox.

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