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Re: Thunderbird cannot open attachments with accented filenames



On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
>> 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?

Yes, I can Patrick, if I save an attachment under its default name I
can then open it without any further editing of the filename.

Paul


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