[Users] [Bug 3572] New: Modernize the to-arrow in the Message List

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Sat Nov 28 20:53:37 CET 2015


            Bug ID: 3572
           Summary: Modernize the to-arrow in the Message List
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.13.0
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Message List
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: jvromans at squirrel.nl

When a message is sent to a recipient, the message is shown in the Message List
not with the name of the sender but with an arrow and the name of the
Currently, this arrow is ASCII-art "-->". This is stone-age technology which
does not fit a modern mail tool like Claws.

Claws is Gtk based, and Gtk supports a vast collection of Unicode glyphs
representing arrows. In particular glyphs U+279C "➜" and U+21AA "↪" are good

Having more candidates leads to an implementation where the user can choose
what glyph she wants. This is no problem, especially since this also deals with
the (imaginary?) case where the user has a system that does not support the
desired glyphs.

There's one final question, though: Should the Unicode arrow glyph be made
default, modernizing the Claws UI while still allowing the user to change it
back to "-->" or something else, or should the stone-age "-->" be kept and
leave it up to the individual user to modernize it.

When there's consensus about the approach I'm willing to provide the necessary

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