pyw program not displaying unicode characters properly
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Oct 15 09:35:34 CEST 2012
On Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:41:51 -0400, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On 14 Oct 2012 21:01:03 GMT, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> declaimed the following in
>> "Usenet has no attachments" -- that's like saying that the Web has no
>> advertisements. Maybe the websites you visit have no advertisements,
>> but there's a *vast* (and often disturbing) part of the WWW that has
>> advertisements, some sites are nothing but advertisements.
>> And so it is with Usenet, there is a vast (and often disturbing) area
>> of Usenet containing attachments, and often nothing but attachments.
>> The vast volume of all these attachments are such that it is getting
>> hard to find ISPs that provide free access to binary newsgroups, but
>> some still do, and dedicated for-fee Usenet providers do too.
> Classically, NNTP did not have "attachments" as seen in MIME
> It did have "binaries" in some encoding -- UUE, BASE64, or some
> newer format, but these encodings were the raw body of the post(s), not
> something "attached" as a separate file along with a text body.
"A rose by any other name..."
A mere implementation detail. The intention is identical: to attach a non-
text file to a message that otherwise would be text. And the interface is
close enough as makes no difference.
You can even have a text part and binaries parts in the same news posting.
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