Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Release Notes

Localization Issues for Communications Express


Mail Sent Using Large Japanese/French Data Appears Garbled.

When a large email message is received, users must click an attachment link (text/html or text/plain) within the message. If the content of this attachment includes non-ASCII characters, users may see corrupted data in the newly opened browser pane.

Workaround: Manually select the appropriate encoding from the browser menu.


Users Unable to Localize Date Format in Event View and Check Availability View

Communications Express allows users to define localized date and time formats. The localized date and time formats can be defined in the files. However, the localized date and time cannot be displayed for the following views and pages: There is no corresponding properties for these pages in the file.

  • Event View

  • Check Availability View

  • Mini Calendar.


Importing CSV from Localized Microsoft Outlook Express Version 6.00.2800.1123 Does Not Work

Communications Express cannot import CSV data from a localized Microsoft Outlook Express.


Localization Bug When Creating a Sieve Filter on Inbox

This bug is seen when a filter is created by a user for locales other than English. For example, when a user changes the preferred language in Communications Express to a locale other than the default language English, and sets a filter to move emails satisfying a condition, the filter does not move emails to the equivalent folder but tries to move the emails into the folder with the localized name.


Communications Express Calendar, Multi-byte Attachment Filename will be Garbled when it is Opened in Internet Explorer 6.0.

This bug is seen when users try to create a task or event in Communications Express using Internet Explorer 6.0. When users try to attach a file with a multi-byte name and save the attachment, the file name in the save dialog box is gets garbled.


When Adding Localized Email Address Name to Address Book, the Name gets Garbled.

When trying to add email address to address book by clicking 'Add Address' button from a received message that has a localized sender name, the sender's name is garbled in the address book entry.


Importing Localized CSV to Japanese Outlook Does Not Work.

This is an interoperability issue with localized address book contacts in CSV and Outlook Express. Users cannot import address book entries exported as CSV in Outlook for Japanese locale. Address book only supports UTF-8 character encoding. However Outlook Express uses native encoding character sets for other locales. For example, for Japanese locale Outlook supports Shift-JIS. As a result of this interoperability, the contacts in Japanese locale cannot be imported.


Opposite First Name and Last Name Entry when Adding a Contact in Japanese

Communications Express does not add contacts in Address book based on the locale. When users try to add a Japanese contact in Japanese locale, the contact is added as per the rules of English. The contacts are added in the order of First Name and Last Name. Japanese locale requires that the user's last name appears before the first name.


Cannot Add Proper Name to Address Book from 'Add Address' Button.

When users try to add email address to address book using the 'Add Address' button from a received message, the view name is duplicated the contact does not get added properly.


Communications Express does not Handle Password Policies as Desired

Communications Express has the following issues when setting up password policies:

  • When a password lock is set on entering a wrong password, say for three consecutive tries, on the next correct entry, Communications Express displays a Server Error (500) Page instead of displaying an appropriate message.

  • When users try to log in with an expired password, the following error is displayed.

    Authentication Failed Reenter your username and password.

    This message is ambiguous and is not correct.

  • When users try to login to Communications Express with a policy 'Need to reset the password at the first login', the user is not prompted to reset his password.