[Users] [Bug 3767] New: Unescape escaped characters in vCard address books

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            Bug ID: 3767
           Summary: Unescape escaped characters in vCard address books
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.14.1
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Address Book
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: psychonaut at nothingisreal.com

The vCard standards generally require certain characters to be escaped when
used as part of a field value.  These characters include commas (\,), newlines
(\n or \N), backslashes (\\), and semicolons (\;).  Claws Mail doesn't seem to
be aware of this rule; when displaying field values, the escape character is
displayed literally.  For example, take the following vCard:

EMAIL:webmaster at example.com
FN:Webmaster\, Example Industries
N:Webmaster;;Example Industries;;

This gets displayed in the Claws Mail address book and in the drop-down address
completion as "Webmaster\, Example Industries".  It should actually be
displayed as "Webmaster, Example Industries".

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