[Mailman-Users] UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte

Steve Burling srb at umich.edu
Wed Mar 21 14:37:55 CET 2007

Almost a year ago, in 
Mark Sapiro wrote (in response to a question about this error):

> This error caused the message to be shunted (placed in the shunt
> queue). You can run bin/unshunt to reprocess the message, but unless
> you change the character set of the list language first, the error
> will occur again and the message will be shunted again.
> To change the character set to e.g. western european, you can put
> add_language('en',    'English (USA)',       'iso-8859-1')
> in mm_cfg.py and then do
> bin/mailmanctl restart
> followed by
> bin/unshunt

Is there any downside to making this change?  I notice that iso-8859-1 is 
the standard charset for the majority of the languages listed in Defaults.py

(As you can probably guess, I'm seeing the above error...)

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