UTF-8 in mail headers (namely FROM) sent by bugzilla

Eric Abrahamsen eric at ericabrahamsen.net
Tue Jul 23 02:30:28 PDT 2013

Franz Fellner <alpine.art.de at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I have a problem with notmuch-vim (now: git master from 10 min. ago)
> (also with alot and ner, not with 'notmuch show' or notmuch-emacs).
> UTF-8-encoded From: (at least) does not show Umlauts but a weird
> encoded-string.
> Example:
> "Thomas Lübking" as one of the KWin devs comes in replies as
> =?UTF-8?Q?Thomas=20L=C3=BCbking=20?=<thomas.luebking at gmail.com>
> In private conversations with Thomas everything is fine, so it seems to depend on the way bugzilla encodes the "From:".
> Subject is absolutely fine, btw.

Looks like rfc 2047, which is a way of encoding non-ASCII characters in
message headers. Gmail does the same thing, and I've had to work around
that in emacs/gnus.


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