[Mailman-i18n] Re: [Mailman-Developers] [ mailman-Patches-646884 ] HyperArch.py multibyte charset

Barry A. Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Dec 9 04:01:41 2002

>>>>> "MvL" == Martin v Löwis <loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de> wr=

    MvL> I think the problem really comes from some encodings ignoring
    MvL> the Unicode facilities in Mailman, and being carried through
    MvL> the processing chain. This should be done either correctly
    MvL> (by always accompanying the byte string with its encoding),
    MvL> or not at all (by converting everything to Unicode). This is
    MvL> perhaps a little to much asked for Mailman 2.1, though.

At this late date, yes, probably so.  I suspect that for the next
version we're going to do something like what Zope 3 is doing, and
mandate that all user visible strings be Unicode throughout.


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