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

From: Tony Lewis
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Problem with ÅÄÖ and wget
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:29:47 -0700

Tim Ruehsen wrote:

> Wget should have taken the URL 'teståäöÅÄÖ' as ISO-8859-1 and convert it
into UTF-8, which would fail to download.

Neither Firefox nor Internet Explorer can navigate that link. Both fail
trying to retrieve teståäöÅÄÖ.

I concur with Tim that this behavior of wget is accidental and should not be
relied on. Perhaps it would be useful to have an option to wget to specify
the encoding when a broken server fails to do so: --encoding=utf-8. If such
an option were added, it seems to me that it should not override explicit
encoding from the server (although the encoding option might allow the user
to override even that: --encoding=utf-16,force).


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