My WIP on Unicode

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Tue Feb 10 13:59:13 GMT 2015

Am 10.02.2015 um 13:17 schrieb Nicolas Sebrecht:
>   Hello,
> Supporting Unicode is much harder than what it seems. The main reasons
> are:
> - Python 2.X sucks with Unicode;
> - our codebase has too much enterlaced variables over objects and
>   modules;
> - each library (if not each module of libraries) handles Unicode
>   differently.

Yes, having a clean nice Unicode-capable code would be a nice goal. Our
imap library passes everything pretty raw which leads to surprises when
you have folder names with accents, Umlaute and other "weird"
characters. Also, it would lead to a path towards a python3 world :-).

I was looking at the imapclient library by Menno Smit, and it looks
nice, but lacks a bit of functionality compared to the imaplib we use.
It uses unicode in a consistent way and it is nicely documented code.

Anyway, I don't see myself spending much time in the forseeable future,
so whatever Nicolas does towards that goal is much appreciated :-).


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