Funny characters in the cache files
Jeremy Nicoll - ml get_iplayer
jn.ml.gti.91 at wingsandbeaks.org.uk
Tue Sep 9 16:19:34 PDT 2014
There's a TV programme at the moment named: "The £100k House". In the
tv.cache file, this programme's name is stored as: "The Â£100k House" - that
is there's an unexpected character - hex &c2 - before the pound sign. It
means that a search for, say, "The £100" won't find this programme.
I'm wondering if this is fixable?
I've also seen something similar when foreign characters occur in programme
or episode names, eg:
|6. John Craven's FjÃ¤llrÃ¤ven|
(episode 6 of series 4 of "fags, Mags and Bags" - see:
which surprises me less; I presume this occurs because double-byte
(unicode?) characters have been used in the midst of an otherwise
single-byte encoded string.
Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.
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