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Re: [tlug] Re: Hotmail mail encoding

On æ, 2007-04-22 at 14:40 +1000, Jim Breen wrote:
> From: Stuart Luppescu <>
> > Hi, My wife got a message from someone with a hotmail account but it was
> > 完全文字化け。I tried setting the encoding for reading the message to
> > UTF-8, shit_jis, iso-2022-jp and euc-jp. No matter what I tried, it was
> > garbage. The message source looks like this:
> >
> > <DIV
> > =class=3DRTE>=E2=80=9A=C2=B1=E2=80=9A=C3=B1=E2=80=9A=C3=89=E2=80=9A=C2=BF=E2=
> > =80=9A=C3=8D=C2=81B</DIV>
> >
> > Anyone know what the story is with this? What's hotmail doing to its
> > Japanese messages?
> Hmm. Looks like Shit_JIS it "quoted printable" encapsulation. What did the
> MIME headers (if any) say? (A well-behaved MUA will decode those =XX
> thingos, but only if the MIME headers says they exist.)
> Wonder how thay got Hotmail to do that? Whenever I try Hotmail in Japanese
> it just uses those horrible entity codes.

Well, when I forwarded the message from my wife's computer (with
Outlook) the original headers were not preserved (and I'm too lazy to go
upstairs and copy the info from her computer), but I sent myself a
message from hotmail, and, mirabile dictu, gmail displays it correctly,
but evolution just shows this:


Here are the headers from the message I sent to myself:

Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed

No info on encoding or charset. 

Could the fact that I set my default encoding in Firefox to UTF-8 be
related to this?

Stuart Luppescu -=- s-luppescu .at.        
University of Chicago (^_^)/ CCSR 
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