python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Sat Nov 22 15:56:46 CET 2014

Roy Smith <roy at>:

> For that matter, we will eventually get to the point where when people
> say, "just plain text", they will mean Unicode, in the same way that
> "just plain text" today really means ASCII (and the text/plain MIME
> type will become a historical curiosity).

MIME has:

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

(even though UTF-8 isn't a character set but a content encoding).


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