Re: help required

From: Dominikus Scherkl (
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 11:35:07 CDT

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    >This has nothing to do with YOUR (the receiving party's) settings
    >But with those of the SENDER - try saving the garbage and open the file in an editor recognizing it (or letting you choose) as UTF-8 text. It will interpret the byte-sequences as arabic letters.
    Sorry, this was not completely correct.
    At least with Thunderbird you can choose to show messages with a
    selected charset (e.g. UTF-8), if no mime-header declaring something
    different is found. (I stumbled over that, now that I've just came home,
    because in my Thunderbird I didn't see any garbage at all, not even in
    the original message from Mr. Siddiqi).
    You can also force a charset, if a message has a false charset-header
    (but this will most likey distort the view to any other messages, so it
    is only useful as temporary setting - somewhat boring because it is
    "hidden" in the extras/options/font dialog).


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