UTF folders created via OE and SquirrelMail

lkolchin at univ.haifa.ac.il lkolchin at univ.haifa.ac.il
Thu Oct 27 03:31:41 EDT 2005

Thanks Sebastian and Sava,

It is a SquirrelMail problem:
$default_charset = 'utf-8'; in config.php fixed that!!! 

Best Regards,
Leon Kolchinsky

-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastian Hagedorn [mailto:Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 3:52 PM
To: לאון קולצ'ינסקי
Cc: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
Subject: Re: UTF folders created via OE and SquirrelMail


--On 26. Oktober 2005 14:45:34 +0200 lkolchin at univ.haifa.ac.il wrote:

> When I create Imap folder in Hebrew lang. via SquirrelMail it looks O.K.
> in the SquirrelMail interface and I can work with it. But when I use 
> Outlook Express, this folder looks like gibberish. The same happens if 
> I create Hebrew named folder in OE, it looks like gibberish in 
> SquirrelMail interface.

well, at least one of them must be wrong. IMAP folder names are encoded in modified UTF-7, not in "regular" UTF-8.

> My system is SLES 9, and it supports UTF.

That has nothing to do with it.

> I can create hebrew named
> folders on the FS level. But both folders created in OE and in the 
> SquirrelMail looks like gibberish on the FS level.

That's to be expected.

> Is there a command I can use to instruct Cyrus to create folders in UTF?


> Or may be there is another solution.

Not really. At least one of the apps has a bug. Unless you can get a fixed version, there's nothing you can do. Mulberry (R.I.P.) does the right thing. So if you want to find out which app has the bug, download Mulberry and compare:


Cheers, Sebastian
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