Another note to myself.
The python csv module has a bit of trouble writing unicode characters through – at least for me in our current setup. The workaround is to replace the
code > 128 with
response = HttpResponse(mimetype="text/csv") response["Content-Disposition"] = "attachment; filename=choke.csv" writer = csv.writer(response) for line in list: writer.writerow([line.something.encode("ascii", "replace"),]