encoding changes when replying, wrong special character (in french)
STEPS TO REPRODUCE
encoding set to "auto"
receiving message with french special character displayed correctly
e.g. être, payé, société
replying to message "R"
in reply message:
Ãªtre, payÃ©, SociÃƒÂ©tÃƒÂ©
same special character as in recieved message
KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.3
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.83.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
I wrote a test mail to myself using é è ê û ô à ...
in the reply these special french character are perfectly quoted.
The problematic messages come from gmail accounts (message OK, but french character lost in the reply). They have a heavy header and I just compared the charset lines which are slightly different:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
No idea if this is the explication.
Also setting encoding to UTF-8 manually (Options/Encoding/Unicode/UTF-8) does not fix the reply.
And there are no french character problems in the reply with non-gmail messages.
the problem did not occur on another installation:
Settings/Configure KMail/Composer/Charset/Keep original charset when replying...
fixed the problem.