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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 2:16 am

I have only one question: when will the charset detection problem be fixed by default in Thunderbird. I understand that the main problem seems to be that the majority of users are English speaking and thus, not affected. In fact, most people I know here in Germany don't use Thunderbird and I suspect it to be because it does not display chars the right way and there is no straightforward way to change that.

Nevertheless, there is a simple solution which requires to make a few adjustments, one being in the Config Editor, the other in Folder Settings.

I don't understand why after all these years I still have to do these adjustments by myself after searching for the corresponding Forum post. This really is a major problem that keeps many people from enjoying Thunderbird.

Here is the post with the solution which I have to consult each time I set up Thunderbird on a new system:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2006231

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 4:43 am

Are you installing the English language version of Thunderbird or the German language version?

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