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Bad encoding with some feeds

Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 20:00
by trantorian
Hi guys,
I am experiencing problems with some feeds, like http://politico.eu/rss, which are parsed but return some encoding problems. Here an example of the text that I get:
BERLIN — As U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic world order dawns, Germany has formed a peculiar alliance with China to defend free trade.
The partnership is partly intended to signal to Washington that, in the face of the White House’s rising economic nationalism, deals without the U.S. will become more important, shrinking its influence on the global stage.

https://fakecake.org/myfeedsucks/ returns the same problem. It's the same with the Android app, too.

Do you have any idea about the motivation?
Thank you in advance!

Re: Bad encoding with some feeds

Posted: 16 Feb 2017, 00:05
by fox
as far as i can see whatever generated this feed either misuses html entities, has double-encoding problems or something like that.

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whatever is being sent here is being parsed properly, that's pretty much all there is to it. as to the motivation, i can only suggest you ask whoever is responsible for the site.

Re: Bad encoding with some feeds

Posted: 16 Feb 2017, 12:19
by trantorian
Good to know that it is not a problem of the parser. I'll try to let them know.
Thanks a lot!