View Full Version : Weird characters in the display of rss feed

12-14-2006, 03:56 AM
1) Script Title: RSS display boxes

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex18/rssdisplaybox/index.htm

3) Describe problem:

When pulling google rss feeds with this script, sometimes I get weird characters in the display.

What do I need to change so it displays the characters correctly?

Great script BTW

12-14-2006, 07:17 AM
I see that too sometimes with, say, the feed for NYTimes.com. I haven't had time to investigate except to say the problem is happening on Simplepie's side (the server side script used by this script). When I tried displaying the feed directly using Simplepie, the strange characters remain.

You'll want to look at Simplepie's manual (http://simplepie.org/docs/reference/), especially the part dealing with encoding.