Unicode - and MIMEType - Good friday fun.

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 02:01:47 CEST 2009


> b = unicode(a, "utf-8")

[snip]

> msg = MIMEText(b)

I believe this is the problem line -- the MIMEText constructor takes  
encoded strings rather than unicode objects. Try:

msg = MIMEText(a)

Or, alternatively

msg = MIMEText(b.encode('utf-8'))

On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:33:42 -0700, rh0dium <steven.klass at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Geniuses,
>
> Can anyone please show me the way..  I don't understand why this
> doesn't work...
>
>
> # encoding: utf-8
> from email.MIMEText import MIMEText
>
> msg = MIMEText("hi")
> msg.set_charset('utf-8')
> print msg.as_string()
>
> a = 'Ho\xcc\x82tel Ste\xcc\x81phane '
> b = unicode(a, "utf-8")
>
> print b
>
> msg = MIMEText(b)
> msg.set_charset('utf-8')
> print msg.as_string()
>
> It should right??
>
> Thanks!



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