[Mailman-Users] Dealing with multiple charsets (list messages and web archive)

Stefan =?utf-8?Q?F=F6rster?= cite at incertum.net
Sat May 10 22:34:41 CEST 2008

* Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> Stefan F�rster wrote:
>>        # Now join the text and set the payload
>>        sep = _('-------------- next part --------------\n')
>>        replace_payload_by_text(msg, sep.join(text), charset)
> The above problem is a bug fixed in 2.1.10. The fixed code is:
>         # Now join the text and set the payload
>         sep = _('-------------- next part --------------\n')
>         # The i18n separator is in the list's charset. Coerce it to the
>         # message charset.
>         try:
>             s = unicode(sep, lcset, 'replace')
>             sep = s.encode(charset, 'replace')
>         except (UnicodeError, LookupError, ValueError,
>                 AssertionError):
>             pass
>         replace_payload_by_text(msg, sep.join(text), charset)

Works like a charm, thanks.

>> Do you think there might be other occurances of wrongly encoded
>> strings read in from the message catalogue or the templates?
> Not that I'm aware of.

So, now that I have a temporary fix - how can I recompose a message
and sort the attachments? I don't mind if I have to code this myself,
I would just appreciate a hint on where to start. For now, a single
algorithm like (pseudo code):

,----[ resort message parts ]
| init list_of_text_parts = empty;
| init list_of_NON_text_parts = empty;
| init new_message = empty;
| for part in msg.walk();
|     if part.get_content_type() <> 'text/plain'
|         list_of_NON_text_parts.add(part);
|     else
|          list_of_text_parts.add(part);
| for part in list_of_text_parts.walk();
|     message.append(part);
| for part in list_of_NON_text_parts.walk()
|     message.append(part);

would absolutely be sufficient. I'm just not familiar enough with
Mailman yet to know exactly where to add this code (I don't speak a
single line of Python yet, either, but what I wanna do is not really
rocket science). Anyways, any help you could give me on that subject
would be greatly appreciated.

Stefan F�rster     http://www.incertum.net/     Public Key: 0xBBE2A9E9
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