NNTPlib encoding issue

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Feb 13 07:25:24 EST 2009

mohit_ranka wrote:
> I am getting unknown encoding like, "=?Utf-8?B?QWRyaWFu?=
> <Adrian at discussions.microsoft.com>" (quotes for clarity) for name of
> the author from nntplib module. which seems like an encoding issue
> with NNTPLib module.
> What should i do to get author name information in human readable
> format.
The original text was encoded in UTF-8 and then into base-64:

   ^^^^^ UTF-8

         ^ Base-64

So that's:

 >>> "QWRyaWFu".decode("base-64").decode("Utf-8")

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