homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.94.228
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google News Archive
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Google News Archive Forum

    
Google Directory search fails with diactrics
encoding issue
mfagan




msg:148223
 2:06 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Go to the Google Directory World category . [directory.google.com...] . Go to the German category [directory.google.com...] and search within that category. Then try the same in the French category [directory.google.com...] . The French one doesn't work at all.

 

g1smd




msg:148224
 10:40 pm on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

The ODP switched over to UTF-8 in the RDF sometime back, but there have been some other minor encoding issues from time to time in the directory database itself.

Current plans are to convert everything to UTF-8 and that has been ongoing with the server upgrades, and was started quite some time ago for some categories. There were a few mismatches in the accept character sets for some forms, and maybe some bad data found its way in somewhere. Additionally it isn't known how Google actually uses the data they get from the ODP. Maybe they don't start out afresh with each new RDF but simply spider the datafile for changes and apply them to their existing data. That could also account for things getting out of step. I don't know any of the technical details, but you might find some hints somewhere in the notes linked from [rodan.ncc.com...] etc.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google News Archive
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved