PSA: Sending emails going to UTF-8 only
mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Mon Aug 10 09:43:44 UTC 2020
We intend to finally address bug 862292 and use UTF-8 for all outgoing
Sending in other charsets had previously, many years ago, been kept on
concerns over the Japanese market where apparently some smart-phones at
the time did not like UTF-8. Therefore we've had a localizeable pref for
what to use as default charset. However, since 2017 even the Japanese
locale has opted to have that set to UTF-8. Gmail has also used UTF-8
only at least for 5 yrs, so we can assume it should not be a problem.
Getting rid of encoding to other charsets will save us some needless
code complications, and also ensure maximum compatibility reading these
mails in the future.
This change will not be backported, it's only about trunk going forwards
and for the next major ESR (TB90?) release in 2021
More information about the tb-planning