Non-ASCII characters in RSS titles

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luckman212
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Non-ASCII characters in RSS titles

Postby luckman212 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:40 pm

Hi, longtime Vienna user here, simply great software. Love the clean design and high speed of the app.

One thing that I am wondering/hoping could be fixed:

Sometimes there are Unicode or other "odd" characters in RSS feed titles. These are not displayed properly by Vienna. They come out as garbled text. Here is an example (from The Oatmeal)

Actual:
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How it looks in Vienna:
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Is this something that can be fixed?

edit: btw I'm using Vienna 3.1.15 :9729aef5: on macOS 10.12.6

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Re: Non-ASCII characters in RSS titles

Postby jeff_johnson_dev » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:16 pm

Hi. Do you have a newer example? That particular article is from 2014 and no longer in the feed, so I can't test it.

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Re: Non-ASCII characters in RSS titles

Postby luckman212 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 pm

Hmm, sorry I don't. Well I just tested e.g. a feed from Spiegel online that contains those same characters
http://www.spiegel.de/schlagzeilen/tops/index.rss

And it works fine!
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So it seems that it's just an incorrect encoding of "ISO-8859-1" instead of "UTF-8"
I guess this is not a Vienna bug after all, just a mistake from the maintainer of the feed.
I tried to contact the feed owner, but he does not provide any contact info.

Thank you for checking!


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