Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Moving, part 5

Posted 1 February 2015 in website

Apparently Python-based LiveJournal softwares think they're special snowflakes that don't have to deal with Unicode. The first library created severe corruption and truncation. The second tool immediately crashed because it assumed I was using a Cyrillic locale that was compatible with characters the library's author introduced in the output (and crashed again when it encountered a post I wrote with Spanish phrases). Time to start writing patches.