Tiny Tiny RSS / MySQL: Problems with UTF8 Emojis

Since Google shut down its Reader service, I am a regular user of the Tiny Tiny RSS reader. Having my own RSS reader installation gives me more power regarding my privacy and the services I am using. Consider me a happy user.

However, there are some issued regarding full UTF8 support when using MySQL. When a feed uses UTF8 emoijs, tt-rss will throw up and report an error. Unfortunately, this only manifests itself with log entries like this:

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Linux: pstree formatting

Today one of our developers came to me to discuss a problem and I wanted to show him something on one of our Linux machines. To check a process, I ran pstree and noticed that the formatting of the output was all wrong:

simon@atlas:~$ pstree
     â      ââsshdâââbashâââpstree
     â      ââsshdâââsshdâââsh

This is obviously just a cosmetical problem and the output is quite hard to read. When encountering something like this, the first guess would be that the encoding is somehow wrong. When checking the environment variables with env, we find that LANG is set to “en_US.UTF-8”.

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Hello world

My name is Simon Krenger, I am a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Red Hat. I advise our customers in using Kubernetes, Containers, Linux and Open Source.


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