Author noamr
Date 2005-05-29.08:43:15
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I recently used Python to automatically send messages
to my gmail account. I was surprised to find out that
some of the words in the subjects of messages were
split by a space character which came from nowhere.

It turns out that the international (Hebrew) subject
was split into multiple lines by the email package,
sometimes in the middle of words. Gmail treats these
line breaks as spaces, so words gets cut into two. I've
checked, and there are email clients which ignore the
line breaks, so the subject looks ok.

I added four lines to the _binsplit function of
email.Header, so that if there is a space character in
the string, it will be splitted there. This fixes the
problem, and subjects look fine again. These four lines
(plus a comment which I wrote) are:

    # Try to find a place in splittable[:i] which is
near a space,
    # and split there, so that clients which interpret
the line break
    # as a separator won't insert a space in the middle
of a word.
    if splittable[i:i+1] != ' ':
        spacepos = splittable.rfind(' ', 0, i)
        if spacepos != -1:
            i = spacepos + 1

These lines should be added before the last three lines
of _binsplit. Sorry about not attaching a diff file - I
currently don't have diff at hand.

Thank you,
Noam Raphael
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