interactive help on the base object
rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 05:46:35 CET 2013
Thanks for the info.
On Monday, December 9, 2013 9:46:30 AM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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?
Well I spent half hour looking around -- both inside GG and of course
searching before asking.
> 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 :-)
Heh! I'm hardly a heavy-duty user of unicode -- just keeping track of bugs
and workarounds. I am of course using 'bug' in a wide pragmatic sense of
Mojibake is a technical problem.
Non (human) communication is a more fundamental problem.
Keeping an eye on the latter is (for me) a bigger issue than the former.
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