fixing all the not-properly-displaying characters that have suddenly appeared in the appdb

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Wed Dec 17 11:08:21 CST 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 14:13:31 +0100
> Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes <alex at> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 16 December 2008 20:52:04 Rosanne DiMesio wrote:
>> > Since the change to the new design, AppDB entries have been displaying
>> > either a ? (Firefox, Konqueror, Opera) or a blank rectangle (IE in Windows)
>> > in place of a variety of special characters, including anything with an
>> > umlaut (bug 16514). I've played around with it a bit, and the entries can
>> > be fixed by manually editing them, but before I undertake the task, I
>> > figured I'd better ask if this is something that could be fixed more easily
>> > (e.g., changing a setting on the server).
>> Could you provide a link to a page where this problem is shown?

It would appear that the new template says:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">, but those
pages actually contain text encoded in ISO-8859-1. Possibly some kind of bulk
conversion would be in order?


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