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Re: [hylafax-users] non US-ASCII characters with faxmail



I finaly found a solution by changing source code in faxmail.c++

I know it isn't very "clean" but I force the use of ISO-8859-1 in the
mime treatment by simply changing the line:

 setISO8859(mime.getCharset() != CS_USASCII);

by :

setISO8859(true);

I hope this won't hurt somewhere else, but for now it works fine, i can
now send mail,  containing accents in the body and have attached files
behind, to the fax gateway without loosing the accents !. The postscript
ISO section which was missing in that case after the treatment of
faxmail in such cases (accents in the body + attached files behind =
multipart/mixed) is now present.

I'am not sure that it is a bug but it looks like, if developpers arrange
that problem with better code, please  let me know .

jehan.procaccia@int-evry.Fr wrote:
> 
> jehan.procaccia@int-evry.Fr wrote:
> >
> > In a prevoius posting I asked:
> > > I am using netscape to send mail to the faxmail gateway.
> > > As a french user I use accents (     ....) in my mails (fax mails) .
> > > unfortunatly they are not translated as is.
> >
> > But didn't get any answer !, maybe I should give more precision.
> > Actually accents are transmitted all right as long as the body of the
> > mail is the only message faxed, as soon as I attache a file
> > (postript/text) behind all non US-ASCII character in the body of the
> > mail are changed to strange looking ones.
> >
> > There seems to be a problem with multipart mime messages format .
> > Any help would be very kind, even if its only a precision on where to
> > look for solving the problem (netscape, faxmail , textfmt, MTA ...?)
> >
> > Thanks a lot
> >
> > --
> > Jehan Procaccia
> > Institut National des Telecommunications| Email :
> > Jehan.Procaccia@int-evry.fr
> > 9 rue Charles Fourier                   | Tel   : +33 (0) 160764436
> > 91011 Evry   France                     | Fax   : +33 (0) 160764321
> >
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> 
> I think I localized the problem , Here's what I noticed:
> 
> I tested faxmail by hand with both cases (just body en body + ps file
> attached) here what the -v returns:
> 
> just a body test with accents:
> 
> $cat /tmp/jehan.mail.text-only | faxmail -v >
> /tmp/jehan.mail-text-only.faxmail
> ....
> HEADER Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> HEADER Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> MIME part (line 25): text/plain charset=iso-8859-1 encoding=8bit
> 
> a body with accents + ps attached file
> 
> $cat /tmp/jehan.mail | faxmail -v > /tmp/jehan.mail.faxmail
> .....
> HEADER Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
> +HEADER Content-Type:  boundary="------------8083CCEB0962714862150482"
> MIME part (line 25): multipart/mixed charset=us-ascii encoding=7bit
> HEADER Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> HEADER Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> MIME part (line 30): text/plain charset=iso-8859-1 encoding=8bit
> HEADER Content-Type: application/postscript;
> +HEADER Content-Type:  name="logo.ps"
> HEADER Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> HEADER Content-Disposition: inline;
> +HEADER Content-Disposition:  filename="logo.ps"
> MIME part (line 46): application/postscript charset=us-ascii
> encoding=7bit
> 
> in the first case everything's all right , in the second the body part
> of the message has lost its accents (replaced by white spaces or strange
> characters )
> 
> I noticed a major difference in the poscript file generated  by my two
> faxmail test above.
> 
> first one contains a section starting with :
> 
> /ISOLatin1Encoding where{pop save true}{false}ifelse
> /ISOLatin1Encoding[
>  /.notdef /.notdef /.notdef /.notdef /.notdef /.notdef
> ....
> 
> the second one doesn't have this section !.
> 
> I guess that the problem lies around here, how should I force the use of
> that "/ISOLatin1Encoding..." ps section in my fax ?, or how to fix or
> configure faxmail to generate appropriate outputs even in
> multipart/mixed cases ?
> 
> Thanks a lot
> 
> --
> Jehan Procaccia
> Institut National des Telecommunications| Email :
> Jehan.Procaccia@int-evry.fr
> 9 rue Charles Fourier                   | Tel   : +33 (0) 160764436
> 91011 Evry   France                     | Fax   : +33 (0) 160764321
> 
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-- 
Jehan Procaccia
Institut National des Telecommunications| Email :
Jehan.Procaccia@int-evry.fr 
9 rue Charles Fourier			| Tel   : +33 (0) 160764436 
91011 Evry   France			| Fax   : +33 (0) 160764321


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