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[Plugin: SexyBookmarks] Sharing broken by special characters? (6 posts)

  1. Rafael Fischmann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  2. eight7teen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, we've been having trouble with the Twitter status message not being encoded properly for quite a while... No matter how I try to encode it, for some reason it doesn't seem to want to work as it should.

    I am still looking into how to fix it, but I don't even have an estimated time of delivery since I have no idea why it's not working as it should to begin with.

  3. Rafael Fischmann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm not a programmer, but can't you "simplify" the text, removing the special characters? For example:

    Claro anuncia que cadastro para o lançamento do iPhone 3GS começará amanhã

    Would be posted to Twitter as:

    Claro anuncia que cadastro para o lancamento do iPhone 3GS comecara amanha

    That would be enough for me.

    The problem is, Twitter is probaly the sharing link people will most use in my site. :( I've already received 10+ reports of this bug since I installed the plugin, a few hours ago.

    Thanks for your work.

  4. eight7teen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, I could probably strip it down and return plain text to Twitter... I'll see if I can't get this implemented either tonight or tomorrow... Depends on how much stuff I have to do today before I get home.

  5. Rafael Fischmann
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Cool, thanks a lot in advance! :)

  6. alanpace
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    While you're working on the encoding issues with Twitter, here's another example issue:

    http://lisapace.com/2009/07/10/a-little-bit-of-lola-love/

    The title of every post on this blog ends with three dots, which are urlencoded and sent to Twitter as a special character. I also have the problem with apostrophes (Running WPMU with Sexy Bookmarks 2.5.1).

    I agree that a stripped-down-plain-text title for Twitter with encoded characters removed would be a good solution.

    Thanks.

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