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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.]

Jef Poskanzer's Twitter tools
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:

I see from your blog that you also encountered the UTF-8 bug:

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:


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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