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TweeTWX Help
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:32:13 PM »
I got TweetWX from Ken working but my tweets have some odd data...

NWS fcst: ThisAfternoonChc Shwrs And T-Storms : , Hi 79F ↓; TonightShwrs And T-Storms : , Lo 66F ↑; ThuShwrs And T-Storms : , Hi 79F ↓;  #weather

Notice the &uarr and the &darr

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Re: TweeTWX Help
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 03:51:40 PM »
Yep.. that's deliberate and from the NWS.  The ↓ is a down-arrow character, the ↑ is a up-arrow -- both indicate changes in temperature beyond what is 'normal' for the period.

Both are done as HTML entities and not raw UTF-8 characters (which are needed for Twitter) since the data that appears in your normal forecast (index and wxforecast pages) are both ISO-8859-1 character sets, and a UTF-8 character for those arrows would result in a 'blob' character display on your website.

You can change TweetWX-forecast.php from
Code: [Select]
$utfmessage = iconv('ISO-8859-1','UTF-8//TRANSLIT',$message);
to
Code: [Select]
$utfmessage = iconv('ISO-8859-1','UTF-8//TRANSLIT',$message);
$utfmessage = html_entity_decode($utfmessage,ENT_NOQUOTES,'UTF-8');
and that should make Twitter happy.
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Re: TweeTWX Help
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 03:58:07 PM »
Thanks Ken!

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