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Google Cache Garbled

Not displaying international characters correctly

8:43 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Today Google's cache has been almost illegible for Swedish pages.

Allthough the character encoding is correctly set to charset=ISO-8859-1", the output data looks as if it has gone throuth some other kind of encoder before it is written to the page.

It happens from Google.com and Google.se alike, but on Google.se even Google's own text is garbled:

Det här är G o o g l es cache av [webmasterworld.com...] från 3 mar 2005 09:27:36 GMT.

instead of
Det hr är G o o g l es cache av [webmasterworld.com...] frn 3 mar 2005 09:27:36 GMT.

Snippets and descriptions are displayed correctly, and it doesn't seem to affect the SERPs, but cached pages are almost impossible to read.

The German character takes the prize. It's displayed as ü

9:22 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member steveb is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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Noticed this yesterday, and some times previously in the past. I don't know that it has ever effected anything in terms of ranking.

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