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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005017phplist applicationAll Otherpublic08-12-05 03:3018-02-08 14:06
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version2.10.2 
Target Version2.10.7Fixed in Version2.10.4 
Summary0005017: Special character "o acute" is displayed as "ó" in text version of a message.
DescriptionI assume, PHPList does the following:

-> you write an HTML-message in the FCKeditor
-> FCKeditor stores this message in ASCII-style in field "message" in table "_message" in the database
-> the send process takes the content of the message field and stores it in the mail's body
-> because the send process fails to convert the HTML-ASCII back to the special chars or another plain text compatible encoding, all special chars are scrambled in plain text messages
-> HTML messages look fine, because modern E-Mail-clients are able to decode the ASCII-part of special characters in HTML-messages

Seems like this is a major bug in the program's send routine. There is a second field in the table "_message" called "textmessage" but this one's empty. Bug or feature?

What do you think?
Additional Informationsolution submitted: [^]

reported to work for German characters.
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related to 0003721closed phplist 2.10.x 
has duplicate 0004460resolveduser1177 FCKEditor can't handle accents (charset) 
has duplicate 0004676resolveduser1177 Accentuation scrambling 
has duplicate 0003302resolveduser1177 Processing script messages don't handle HTML codes for accents properly 
has duplicate 0006544resolvedmichiel FCK editor causes HTML character codes to be displayed, even in text-only emails 
has duplicate 0006543resolvedmichiel FCK editor causes HTML character codes to be displayed, even in text-only emails 

-  Notes
27-02-06 23:24

possible solution: [^]
papaya (reporter)
03-04-06 19:41

The submitted solution does not seem to work with the current version (2.10.2), we still get the special chars..
michiel (manager)
08-08-06 19:45

see also [^]
h2b2 (manager)
23-10-06 19:15

In the German forum JenGermany reports that special characters like ä, ö, ü, are displayed as ä ö ü in the text version of an HTML message (see [^] )

The following fix apparently solved the problem:

In class.phplistmailer.php on line 61 (function add_text($text)) ,
 $this->Body = $text;

to this:
 $this->Body = html_entity_decode($text ,ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8' );

Phplist 2.10.3

configuration page:
Charset for HTML messages: UTF-8
Charset for Text messages: UTF-8


I couldn't reproduce the problem on my installation, but I had USE_MANUAL_TEXT_PART enabled, which might perhaps account for that.
michiel (manager)
23-10-06 22:17

yes, I can confirm that. Annoying, I thought it had been fixed, but obviously not

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