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Guessing _charset for MIMEText ?

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How do I best guess the right (non-UTF, 8bit) default _charset for
MIMEText on an arbitrary computer?

Windows default encoding is quasi : 'mbcs' . No information
locale.getdefaultlocale()[1] #delivers for example:

'cp1252'

but I guess 'cp1252' is not recognized commonly by email-readers, but
'ISO-8859-1' or 'Windows-1252' are usually used for that area.

Robert

PS: side-question: why is there a latin_1.py and a iso8859_1.py in
lib/encodings ? Shouldn't they be the same?

Jan 18 '06 #1
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