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bug #2147: Funky character instead of single quote

Submitter:  Ryan Skadberg <skadz>
Submitted:  Mon 06 Jan 2003 07:10:49 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Tue 09 Mar 2004 03:44:17 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I think these characters are from cp1252: http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/sbcs/1252.htm . This code page is a superset of iso-8859-1 that some sites are using. The problem is when mapping the strings to unicode, if iso-8859-1 is used the 0097 (0092,0096 in my case) characters don't get mapped to the proper unicode values.

Some sites appear to claim iso-8859-1 while using the extra characters and others (such as the simplegeek link below) don't specify an encoding and will default to 8859-1.

In my local version of straw I simply substitute 1252 whenever iso-8859-1 is used, but this is not a very elegant solution.

Doug Weimer <dweimer>
Sat 26 Jul 2003 02:48:45 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Still seeing this.

Talking to some of the Ximian folks about what is means, it means that the characters are not normal characters that the font has chars for.

Looking at this:

  http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/NamesList.txt

0097 is a totally invalid char, but when I look at the RSS feed where I am seeing those, I am seeing totally normal characters.  It almost looks like certain characters are getting translated incorrectly by straw (or some lib that straw uses)

Ryan Skadberg <skadz>
Thu 09 Jan 2003 04:26:24 PM UTC, comment #2: 

In the HTML view I am seeing this, but have seen it in the item list as well.  The one I am looking at right now shows it as valid RSS and I am seeing it in the HTML view.  Feed is http://www.simplegeek.com/rss.xml.  Post is Meeting Etiquette.

Ryan Skadberg <skadz>
Wed 08 Jan 2003 10:37:21 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Where do you see this, in the item list or in the html view? Does Straw report this as invalid RSS (the emoticon in the lower-left corner of the main window) or valid?

Juri Pakaste <juri>
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Mon 06 Jan 2003 07:10:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

Instead of a single quote, I get this funky block which looks something like:

00
97

inside the box.

Ryan Skadberg <skadz>

 

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