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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Mar 12 03:56:25 EST 2016

On 3/12/2016 1:42 AM, Ezio Melotti wrote:
> 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.

I found the per-message setting and selecting utf-8 fixed it.

> If the Content-Type still uses us-ascii though, it should be fixed to
> specify UTF-8 instead.

Email from the tracker specifies utf-8. Thunderbird must assume latin-8 
for non-ascii in a message specified as ascii.

Terry Jan Reedy

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