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Add UTF-8 support to Venus
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French blogs seem to use UTF-8 characters in the feeds. This brokes update.

We could easily get rid of this limitation migrating the application from Python 2 to Python 3: that will allow us to get UTF-8 support for free.

Alternatively, if we want to stay in Python 2, it's also possible to use an UTF-8 "codec" and prefix all the strings with u in the code.

This task means we need to fork and support Venus, or get in touch with original authors, as it hasn't been updated for 5 years and no alternative seems to be available.

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Restricted Application reassigned this task from Dereckson to Dzahn. · View Herald TranscriptApr 26 2016, 10:11 AM

H152 could be edited to add two conditions:

  • no other assignee
  • new task

@Dereckson yes, please feel free to change or even delete H152, that was my first own herald rule, half just for testing how it works and have to actually get planet-related tickets. Edit: changed it so i'm just subscribed instead of getting it assigned

This might sound like a relatively specific bug but as the description says, "This task means we need to fork and support Venus, or get in touch with original authors," and this is a way bigger one.I suggest to create that as a separate parent task.

Dereckson lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.EditedDec 11 2016, 10:52 AM

Decreasing a bit the priority: upgrade work has been done on this, but now needs careful testing, and there are still the contacts to made with authors.

We replaced planet-venus with rawdog a while ago. This might be invalid now.