Gmail eats Python

Jussi Piitulainen jpiitula at ling.helsinki.fi
Sun Jul 26 07:26:58 CEST 2015


Laura Creighton writes:

> In a message of Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:52:38 +0300, Jussi Piitulainen writes:
>>Jussi Piitulainen writes:
>>> 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.)
>
> I don't think so.  Americans and other English speakers still love
> ASCII.  but the ISO charsets are rapidly going the way of the
> buggywhip. :)
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/English_list.php

I thought the ISO-8859 sets are going away in favour of UTF-8, and I
welcome that development. ASCII is still fine as a subset of UTF-8.
What's not fine is the use of encoded characters outside ASCII without a
corresponding declaration (possibly a default) of the encoding (or my
mail reader failing to understand that the declaration is there).

But how is that link to a set of language codes relevant?


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