[Baypiggies] charsets in email headers
brent.tubbs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 23:54:01 CEST 2008
Erg I should have read more carefully. Disregard my complaint about
not having an example.
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Brent Tubbs <brent.tubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for the link, Jason. I'd been staring at that page (as
> well as http://docs.python.org/lib/module-email.charset.html) for a
> while before emailing the group, but it's over my head and there is no
> example for converting from one charset to another. An example from
> someone who's done it would be most welcome.
> Thanks again,
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Jason Culverhouse
> <jason at mischievous.org> wrote:
>> Right here...
>> from email.header import decode_header
>> [('[Invitation] dummy event 4 @ Tue Aug 26 10pm \x96 11:', 'windows-1252')]
>> On Aug 25, 2008, at 1:46 PM, Brent Tubbs wrote:
>>> I'm writing a Google App Engine app that accepts incoming emails using
>>> the free smtp2web.com service. Things are generally working, but some
>>> (not all) subject lines in the emails look like this (this one's a
>>> Google Calendar event invitation):
>>> I've learned that that's got something to do with the subject being in
>>> the windows-1252 charset, but I'm mystified as to how to turn that
>>> into human-readable ASCII. The python email module has a charset
>>> class that's supposed to help with this I think, but I don't know how
>>> to make it do what I need.
>>> Any suggestions on the best way to turn the ugly string above into
>>> something nicer?
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