The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Stupid Twitter UTF-8 Bug Fix Du Jour

[Yeah, this is late. So very late. No excuse really, other than a general lack of enthusiasm for posting to the blog (not to mention I missed this years Yearly LiveJournal Post). Hopefully, this ennui has passed and regular service will resume.]

From
Tony Finch <XXXXXXXXXXXX>
To
sean@conman.org
Subject
Jef Poskanzer's Twitter tools
Date
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:39:29 +0100

I see from your comment on jwz's blog that you are also a fan of Jef's Twitter tools:
http://www.jwz.org/blog/2011/04/a-badge-for-the-software-industrys-failures/#comment-90304

I see from your blog that you also encountered the UTF-8 bug:
http://boston.conman.org/2011/01/03

I found this bug in October but Jef didn't release a fix until a couple of weeks after your blog post in January. See the last couple of comments at:
http://fanf.livejournal.com/108436.html

Tony.

A one line patch and now my Stupid Twitter Project is perfectly fine and I no longer have to worry about Twitter mishandling HTML entities any more.

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