[haiku-development] Re: Working on Haiku's Mail app

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:33:33 -0800

Hallo Joachim,

Axel Dörfler wrote:
"Humdinger" <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
BTW, I was wondering, if the "De-/Encoding" setting is used that often, that it deserves a drop-down menu in Mail's interface. For me the "Automatic" setting decodes everything correctly (even Japanese, if the right font is used. I can't comment on writing non-"CP 1252" encoded mails, however...

So, is it an essential setting or could one live with it being banned to the "Message" menu?

I think this can be moved there. You already have a default, and there is usually little reason to change that.

From someone who does email in Japanese quite a bit...

This drop-down menu is used for incoming and outgoing email.

When reading incoming emails, the ability to change the encoding is essential, as not all emails are always properly formatted, and forcing a different encoding is the only way to display such emails properly. But since this does not happen that often, moving it to a menu instead would not be much of an inconvenience.

When sending emails, this menu is actually very convenient, as it allows you to set the encoding of the message to other than the default, something that can be very frequent if you write in two languages that require different encoding (this is not limited to only Japanese). In this scenario, I would prefer if the drop-down many stayed where it is, rather than have to dig into a menu.

In conclusion: if moving the drop-down menu out of sight solves some sort of problem, then I suppose the user could live with the move at the cost of some extra inconvenience. But if it's just being moved for cosmetic reasons, then I would be for keeping the menu where it is.


Jorge/aka Koki

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