Gmail eats Python

Jussi Piitulainen jpiitula at
Sat Jul 25 19:52:38 CEST 2015

Jussi Piitulainen writes:

> Zachary Ware writes:

[snip what I quoted from him]

Oh well - Gnus made me go through some hoops to send the characters that
were in the unknown-to-it encoding, and then mangled them. This is what
I had added:

> Just in case anyone cares, Gnus shows me those indentations as octal
> codes, \302\240\302\240 (followed by one ASCII space). I guess a
> \302\240 is a NO-BREAK SPACE in UTF-8, and I guess Gnus does not know
> this because there is no charset specification in the headers. That
> seems to be missing whenever I see these codes instead of properly
> rendered characters and bother to check the headers.
> Has the world adopted UTF-8 as the default charset now or what? (I'll
> be only glad to hear that it has, if it has, but a reference to some
> sort of internet standard would be nice.)

And any information is appreciated. Thanks.

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