Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » RSS description field charset problem

  • Resolved emaster7


    Hi there

    Thank you for great plugin, i’m using it for my podcast site

    Recently I’ve found strange problem with podcast RSS ( Description field for each podcast entry appears in wrong charset. My podcast descriptions are non-latin (russian), so my description appears garbled. It’s strange because podcast title is ok and also content-encoded also shows right description.

    Please advise how it can be fixed.

    Thank you,

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  • I think I have similar problem on
    Polish signs are wrong in <itunes:summary> section.
    What can cause this problem?

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    Are you both using the latest version of PowerPress?

    The latest version we made one change, but it only impacted the itunes:summary and itunes:subtitle fields. it took into account if the database is using utf8mb4, that it would not convert that to utf8.

    Are your databases and tables using utf8 or utf8mb4?

    In my case you were probably right. 🙂
    How can I refresh/regenerate feed now? We made changes 24h ago and iTunes have still wrong charset.

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    emaster7 and marcinhinz, Just following up, I haven’t seen an issue since you updated. Perhaps it was just cached in your browser?

    Charset was fixed and feed updated automaticly. Everything works well. Thanks 🙂

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    marcinhinz, Glad to hear you are no longer having problems. I just did a quick test and confirmed your feed is working perfectly.

    emaster7, I just tested your feed as well and it is not having any problems either.

    Angelo, Marinhinz – thank you very much, problem is gone and all work ok.

    And happy new year!

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