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Old 07-11-2003, 03:48 AM   #1
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email attachments - chinese

Hi all,

I'm having trouble getting any linux email apps to properly send a message with a chinese (gb2312) encoded attachment. I'm using mandrake 9.1, and my chinese environment is fine, i can read and input no problem. When I write chinese in the body of a message and send it, the recipient can read it. When i send a chinese attachment, the recipient can't read the chinese, its back to ascii. I've used kmail, evolution, sylpheed, and tried the different attachment encodings (mime, 8-bit, etc), but nothing works.

Much thanks to anyone that can help out.

wil snyder
Old 07-11-2003, 04:15 AM   #2
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Hi, I haven't used Chinese on Linux and I have neither used Kmail. While I think it is better for others to know what format is of this attachment. It is a text file? rich text? What software or system is the recipient using?

Qu Chen
Old 07-12-2003, 04:57 AM   #3
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It's a text attachment, and the recipients are using both windows and linux.

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I think that the problem is more likely to be at the recipient end than
at the sender's end. If the sender can read the file in Chinese using an editor then the file should be OK when it arrives at the recipient.
The act of attaching a file to an email does not cause the email software to change the contents of the file. So, I think that the problem is probably that the recipient software is choosing the wrong font to display the attachement.


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