On 2014-05-25 18:17, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sun, 25 May 2014 10:38:42 -0700, Rustom Mody wrote:
> > Your unicode is mojibaked Ethan! Voilï¿½. You are hereby
> > banished to a lonely island with python 1.5 and jmf for company :D
> Nope, it's you. Ethan's post is fine. He correctly quotes JMF
> stating "Voilà" (that's LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE), and
> Ethan's post correctly gives an encoding header:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1; format=flowed
I corroborate Steven's findings, that Ethan's post was correctly
encoded & displayed.
> (although, boo to Thunderbird for using a legacy encoding instead
> of UTF-8). So his post is fine. Whatever the problem is, it's at
> your end.
Thunderbird does offer the ability to change default character
encodings (Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> Formatting tab ->
Advanced...) for sending and receiving, but you have to go out of your
way to change them to something like UTF-8. On the same preferences
screen TB provides the option to "when possible, use the default
character encoding in replies".