[python] email 8bit encoding

W. Trevor King wking at tremily.us
Mon Jul 29 08:16:12 CEST 2013


On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 04:41:27PM -0700, rurpy at yahoo.com wrote:
> How, using Python-3.3's email module, do I "flatten" (I think
> that's the right term) a Message object to get utf-8 encoded
> body with the headers:
>  Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>  Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> when the message payload was set to a python (unicode) string?

I asked about this a while back [1], but never got a response.  My
current best-guess is here [2].  My fallback flattening works for
everything except the 8-bit encoded messages using the UTF-16 charset,
but it's pretty ugly.

Let me know if you figure out something cleaner :).

Cheers,
Trevor

[1]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.general/725425
[2]: https://github.com/wking/rss2email/blob/master/rss2email/email.py#L226

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