JSON Safe Text

Monte Goulding monte at sweattechnologies.com
Fri Jul 24 02:20:04 EDT 2015


You really need to know the encoding you are working with. Check if the page has a charset attribute first and if it does re-encode to utf8 first. The try it in mergJSON. If it chokes then the best you can do is replace any char greater than charToNum(127) with “?”. Other than that I think there are encoding detectors around but it may depend on how critical the data is...

> On 24 Jul 2015, at 4:03 pm, David Bovill <david at viral.academy> wrote:
> 
> Yes - it's taken from the wild (an HTML page on the internet). Then turned
> into XML, then a table extracted etc - so looks to me like non-utf8 stuff
> has go in there somewhere.
> 
> That's why I was wandering if there was a way to filter out arbitrary text
> and make it utf8-safe. You know urlencode for utf8 - or plain text? I don't
> want to encode all the spaces and normal / safe chars - just whatever weird
> stuff got into the data?
> 
> On 24 July 2015 at 00:12, Monte Goulding <monte at sweattechnologies.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> 
>>> On 24 Jul 2015, at 7:22 am, David Bovill <david at viral.academy> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I'm placing the text into an array and then using Monte's mergJsonEncode
>>> function to decode it. Usually works fine - but in this case it looks
>> like
>>> the content needs some tidying before I put it into the array.
>> 
>> mergJSON will choke on anything that’s not utf8. Is it possible there’s
>> some other encoded data there or something you are doing with the data is
>> messing with the encoding?
>> 
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>> mergExt <http://mergext.com/> - There's an external for that!
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