interactive help on the base object

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Dec 9 05:16:30 CET 2013

On Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:58:09 -0800, rusi wrote:

> PS Can some kind soul inform me whether I could convince GG to unicode
> my post?

Does GG not give you some way of inspecting the post's full headers?

Anyway, here you go:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Your plan succeeded.

Personally, I wouldn't stress too much about this. While it would be 
nice, and desirable, for GG to always use UTF-8 instead of picking a 
different encoding based on the phase of the moon, the main thing is that 
it picks a valid encoding. So far I see no reason to accuse GG of using 
an invalid encoding. Valid but legacy encodings are better than 
mojibake :-)


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