[Mailman-Users] Trying to understand charset encoding in mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Apr 17 14:41:15 CEST 2014

On 04/17/2014 05:28 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Mailman already has about 200 lines of logic to handle cases where the
> footer charset is incompatible with the message's charset.  Have you
> tried simply changing the Python escape to a literal EN DASH in the
> web interface?  I hope Mailman is smart enough to convert that to
> Unicode internally, and all should Just Work[tm].

I see Stephen and I are talking over each other again.

The issue is msg_footer is assumed to be in the character set of the
list's language, us-ascii by default for English. I don't think Mailman
does the right thing in this case.

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