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  • Resolved iyiinsan


    A few days ago I posted something about feeds working in Mac but not in Windows. Well, it isn’t solved or anything, but I’m over that; I have a bigger problem.

    I am a member of a site which needs a valid RSS feed address, which I once had when I was using Blogger but disappeared when I switched to WordPress. So, my membership is threatened and if I don’t show them a valid feed address in a week or so, my membership will be gone.

    My problem is -probably- about encoding. When I use FeedValidator to check my RSS Feed, I get this;

    • Your feed appears to be encoded as “UTF-8”, but your server is reporting “ISO 8859-9”

    • line 1, column 33: XML parsing error: <unknown>:1:33: XML declaration not well-formed

    The thing is, I have to use ISO 8859-9 (or Windows-1254 or ISO Latin 5) because UTF-8 causes some serious problems in my blog. Weirdly enough, nothing like this happens to my friends whom which I don’t know what kind of server software they use, but happens to me with both an Apache installation my hosting company offers and an Abyss installation at home… is the feed validator address.
    And for more information, doesn’t “exist”.

    It looks like I need a *lot* of help…
    Thanks in advance to whom all can answer…

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  • You have entered your character encoding incorrectly in the options.

    How should I enter it? I clicked on the link on the admin page (where it says UTF-8 is recommended in parantheses) and I tried “latin5” which gives me “Obscure XML character encoding: latin5” with a “^” below the “a” of “latin”. I also tried ISO-8859-9, but it gave the same error, with the sign below the “S”… ISO-8859 didn’t work at all, the characters were all scrambled on the main page.

    Oh my God! You are a genius… and yeah, I’m an idiot! I just tried windows-1254 and it worked!
    Thank you so much Beel!

    You can use what you had, though most around here apparently use utf-8. Just don’t leave a space (it is “iso-” not “iso “)

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