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Old Today, 10:33 AM   #1
wr0ngway
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HMO text encoding for metadata

Does anyone know what charset/encoding the xml response for HMO requests need to be in? I'm running into a encoding display issue with my tivohmo ruby project ( https://github.com/wr0ngway/tivohmo ).

The problem I'm seeing is that metadata (specifically description) that I fetch from plex, has some unicode values (specifically U+2019 - which is a apostrophe), and these show up as empty boxes when browsing the item in the tivo HMO browse UI. However, once I transfer it to the tivo, it does show up correctly as an apostrophe in the details for the show in the "My Shows" UI.

I'm doing everything in utf-8, and both the QueryContainer and TVBusQuery responses are in utf-8. I've tried setting Content-Type response header to 'text/xml', 'application/xml', 'text/xml; charset=utf-8', 'application/xml; charset=utf-8', but makes no difference.

The only place I don't use utf-8 is when transferring the file to the tivo - I generate the TVBusQuery xml as utf-8, but dump the raw bytes into the header since it is a binary stream - which may be why it works in the tivo UI, but not the hmo ui ...? https://github.com/wr0ngway/tivohmo/...server.rb#L163

If I manually create a pyTivo metadata file containing that string, the same things happen.

Any ideas?
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