Thanks to everyone to drawing our attention to this issue.

A couple of days ago the ticTOCs service moved to a new server where the data is stored as UTF-8 (which it wasn't before). We'd forgotten to remove the UFT-8 conversion in text.php so we were serving double-encoded content (UTF-8 encoded as UTF-8) until our developer put it right in the middle of the discussion on this list (which started at 5pm our time!)

You should find the problem is fixed now.


Terry Bucknell
Electronic Resources Manager
Sydney Jones Library
University of Liverpool
Chatham St, PO Box 123
Liverpool, L69 3DA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 2692
Fax: +44 (0)151 794 2681

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Glen Newton
Sent: 21 December 2009 17:52
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Character problems with tictoc

[I realise there was a recent related 'Character-sets for dummies'[1]
discussion recently] 

I am using tictocs[2] list of journal RSS feeds, and I am getting
gibberish in places for diacritics. Below is an example:

in emacs:
 221	Acta Ortop  dica Brasileira	1413-7852	
in Firefox:
 221	Acta Ortop  dica Brasileira	1413-7852

Note that the emacs view is both of a save of the Firefox, and from a
direct download using 'wget'.

Is this something on my end, or are the tictocs people not serving
proper UTF-8? 

The HTTP header from wget claims UTF-8:
> wget -S
> --2009-12-21 12:47:59--
> Resolving
> Connecting to||:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 
>   HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>   Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 17:42:05 GMT
>   Server: Apache/2.2.13 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8k PHP/5.3.0 DAV/2
>   X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.0
>   Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>   Connection: close
> Length: unspecified [text/plain]
><....stuff removed>

Can someone validate if they are also experiencing this issue?



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