[Python-Dev] Use utf-8 charset for tracker summaries?

Ezio Melotti ezio.melotti at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 01:42:55 EST 2016

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 12:09 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> The weeky 'Summariy of Python tracker Issues' ('tracker' should be
> capitalized if 'Issues' is) starts with
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> Names sometimes have not-ascii chars, and they do not get properly displayed
> for me with Thunderbird on Windows.  For instance,
>   Raúl Núñez de Arenas (Raúl Núñez de Arenas)
> is transmitted as
>   Ra=C3=BAl N=C3=BA=C3=B1ez de= Arenas
> and displayed as
>   Raúl Núñez de Arenas

This already looks like UTF-8 -- you should be able to verify this by
manually selecting UTF-8 as encoding from the menu.
If the Content-Type still uses us-ascii though, it should be fixed to
specify UTF-8 instead.

Best Regards,
Ezio Melotti

> I am rather sure that this does not happen with email sent to me by the
> tracker itself.
> --
> Terry Jan Reedy

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