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6 years 1 month ago #56046 by Cauê de Mattos
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Hello everyone!

First of all I'd like to thank the developers of the module Simple RSS Feed, it seems to be the best free solution for a Joomla RSS Feed. Though I'm having a little problem:

I'm creating a website (still in a local server), I'm graphic designer and I don't know much of coding (actually I don't even like it, hehe). I'm running a Joomla 3.2 Version.

I'm trying to use this module for Google Alerts RSS Feed and it isn't displaying correctly the special characters (Portuguese, such as: é, ñ) and also the "bold" style is ignored. Unfortunately at the moment I don't have an on-line sample, but I'll show some screen shots:

How it's displayed in Google:

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And how it's displayed in my website:

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So I wonder if the problem is with the language, but even so there is the problem with the "bold" style.



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6 years 1 month ago #56054 by Lefteris
Hi. Try to edit file /modules/mod_jw_srfr/helper.php and remove completely line 75 which reads:
	$feedItem->itemTitle = trim(htmlentities($feedItem->itemTitle, ENT_QUOTES, 'utf-8'));

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6 years 1 month ago #56057 by Cauê de Mattos
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Lefteris,

Thank you very much for replying! I did just like you suggested, it eased the problem but didn't solve completely, here are the screen shots:


Before your suggestion:

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After:

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How it displays in Google:

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As you can see there are still problem with the special characters, but at least it doesn't show code breaks. About the "bold" problem this time I can't know if there's a difference because the today's alerts doesn't have the tag in the headline. Any other suggestion?



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6 years 1 month ago #56060 by Lefteris
Maybe the web font you are using does not include these characters. Look at the page source to see the actual output of the module.

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6 years 1 month ago #56064 by Cauê de Mattos
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Lefteris,

I've checked the font and it has special characters, actually today's feed includes the tag in the headline and now I know this it's been solved with that change in the code, thanks!! Here's the screen shot of today:

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I added a Sport Feed from another website and the special characters seem to be working, you can see it in the line that says something about Ferrari e McLaren... So the problem seems to be specifically with Google Alerts feed... Any ideas?



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6 years 1 month ago #56068 by Lefteris
I am afraid that i cannot help you more without a link to your site. The link to the feed would also be helpful.

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6 years 1 month ago #56113 by Cauê de Mattos
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Lefteris,

Sorry for the late reply, the feeds were empty these last days so I couldn't make more tests. Today it's full, so let's go:


I've put it online for you in a template, here it goes (just go to the "services" section)

caue.byethost31.com/acrostia2/


Here is the link of the Google Alert Feed:

www.google.com/alerts/feeds/13158100820977432019/15705311827188094650?redirect=

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6 years 1 month ago #56114 by Cauê de Mattos
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Just in case it changes by then, follows the screen shot of the day:


How it is in the Google feed
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How it displays in the website:
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6 years 1 month ago #56120 by Krikor Boghossian
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The bold part is included in Google's feed you sent us.
If you have the required knowledge you can override the template (check the docs about this one) and use PHP's strip_tags function.

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6 years 1 month ago #56151 by Cauê de Mattos
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Folks,

I' guess I've found the solution, some people are having the same problem with Google Alerts RSS, but I have no idea how to work this out in our great Simple Reader. Here's the solution found these days in this forum: stackoverflow.com/questions/25147511/corrupted-utf-8-encoding-when-reading-google-feed-alerts

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Sorry, you are absolutely correct - there is something untoward happening! Though it is not what you would first suspect... For reference, given that:

echo mb_detect_encoding($feed); // prints: ASCII
The unicode data is lost before it is even sent by the remote server - it appears that Google is looking at the user-agent string in the request header - which is non-existent using file_get_contents by default without a stream-context.

Because it cannot identify the client making the request it defaults to and forces ASCII encoding. This is presumably a necessary fallback in the event of some kind of cataclysmic cock-up. [citation needed...]

It's not simply enough to name your application however, you need to include a known vendor. I 'm unsure of the full extent of this but I believe most folks include "Mozilla [version]" to work around the issue, for example:

$url = ' www.google.com/ ...';

$feed = file_get_contents($url, false, stream_context_create([
'http' => [
'method' => 'GET',
'header' => 'Accept-Charset: UTF-8' ."\r\n"
.'User-Agent: (Mozilla/5.0 compatible) MyFeedReader/1.0'
]
]));

file_put_contents('test.txt', $feed); // should now work as expected

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