Characters aren't displayed correctly

Hussein B hubaghdadi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 13:00:24 CET 2009


On Mar 3, 1:54 pm, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
> On Mar 3, 10:22 pm, Hussein B <hubaghd... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Hey,
> > > > I added use_unicode and charset keyword params to the connect() method
>
> > > Hey, that was a brilliant idea -- I was just about to ask you to try
> > >  use_unicode=True, charset="utf8" ... what were the actual values that
> > > you used?
>
> > I didn't supply values for them the first times.
>
> I guessed that! I was referring to the fact that you didn't tell us
> what values you did eventually supply that made it generate seemingly
> reasonable Arabic letters in unicode!!  Was it charset="utf8" that did
> the trick?
>
>
>
>
>
Yes, it is utf8

> > > Let's suppose that you used charset="XXXX" ... as far as I can tell,
> > > not being a mysqldb user myself, this means that your data tables and/
> > > or your default connection don't use XXXX as an encoding. If so, this
> > > might be an issue you might like to take up with whoever created the
> > > database that you are using.
>
> > > > and I got the following:
> > > > u'\u062f\u062e\u0648\u0644 \u0633\u0631\u064a\u0639
> > > > \u0634\u0647\u0631'
> > > > So characters are getting converted successfully.
>
> > > I guess so -- U+06nn sure are Arabic characters :-)
>
> > > However as suggested above, "converted from what?" might be worth
> > > pursuing if you like to understand what is going on instead of just
> > > applying magic recipes ;-)
>
> > > > Well, using the previous recipe for sending the mail:http://code.activestate.com/recipes/473810/
> > > > I got the following error:
>
> > > > Traceback (most recent call last):
> > > >   File "HtmlMail.py", line 52, in <module>
> > > >     s.sendmail(sender, receiver , msg.as_string())
>
> > > [big snip]
>
> > > > _handle_text
> > > >     self._fp.write(payload)
> > > > UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position
> > > > 115-118: ordinal not in range(128)
>
> > > > Again, any ideas guys? :)
>
> > > That recipe appears to have been written by an ascii bigot for ascii
> > > bigots :-(
>
> > > Try reading the docs for email.charset (that's the charset module in
> > > the email package).
>
> > Every thing is working now, I did the following:
> > t = MIMEText(markup.encode('utf-8'), 'html', 'utf-8')
> > Thank you all guys and especially you John, I owe you a HUGE bottle of
> > beer :D
>
> Thanks for the kind thought, but beer decreases grey-cell count and
> increases girth ... I don't need any assistance with those matters :-)
>
> Cheers,
> John

No problem John.



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