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Re: [Bug-wget] Problem with ÅÄÖ and wget

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Problem with ÅÄÖ and wget
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:11:22 +0200
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Am Donnerstag, 12. September 2013, 17:37:17 schrieb Tim Ruehsen:
> On Thursday 12 September 2013 12:59:00 Björn Mattsson wrote:
> > Run into a bug in wget last week.
> > Done some digging but can't solve it by my self.
> > 
> > If i tries to wget a file containing capital ÅÄÖ they gets coverted
> > wrongly, and åäö works fine.
> > 
> > I uses wget -m to backup one of my webb-sites to another machine. Have
> > worked like a cahrm for the last 4-5 years but a couple of week ago one
> > of teh files came down wrong. Thought it was a college that had uploaded
> > something wrong but after some digging it's wget that converts wrongly.
> > 
> > I have UTF-8 as charset on my machine.
> > 
> > If you want to test/see the problem
> > 
> > wget -m http://bmit.se/wget
> A request to http://bmit.se/wget/ returns text/html document without
> specifying the charset (AFAIR, default is iso-8859-1).
> Either your Server has to tag the response as utf-8 (Content-Type:
> text/html; charset=utf-8) or you have to specify utf-8 in your document
> header.
> Or you specify --remote-encoding=utf-8 when calling wget.
> Could you give it a try, maybe with -d to see what is going on.

Sorry, forget my answer.
Meanwhile I could make some tests in an utf-8 env, and yes, Wget 1.14 (Debian 
package as well as current git) has the problem you described.

I am not shure if we can change it without breaking backward compatibility !?


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