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Re: Thunderbird cannot open attachments with accented filenames



On Sat, 2008-11-08 at 21:36 +0000, Paul Smith wrote:
> Dear All,
> 
> Sometimes, I receive e-mails with attachments whose names contain
> accented characters. When I try to open them, for instance, with
> OpenOffice, I get an error message telling me that the file does not
> exist. The error message indicates a filename with very strange
> characters where the accented characters should be. Then, I have to
> save the file first and then open it. Something similar occurs with
> Firefox, when trying to open files with accented characters in their
> names. Is there some solution for this problem? My e-mail client is
> Thunderbird, and I am running F9.

I'm guessing there might be a conflict between your locale and the MIME
encoding of the filename in TBird. If you save an attachment under its
default name can you then open it without any further editing of the
filename?

poc


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