RSS stoped working, says "Input is not proper UTF-8"

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    Hello good people,

    The RSS on one of my blogs has stoped working.
    Pressing it’s button brings this message:

    This page contains the following errors:

    error on line 165 at column 25: Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
    Bytes: 0x06 0xD7 0xA9 0xD7

    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

    Does anyone know what’s the matter, or how I can fix it?


    The blog I need help with is


    Your feed on this site, , validates 100% according to W3C feed validation.



    Yes, I’m sorry, I thought the comment would include the site in trouble.
    Press the RSS button there and you will see the problem.


    I don’t know if this will help or not as I am not sure this procedure will fix encoding issues, but give it a try.

    Go to settings > writing and select “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then click “save changes.”

    Now, starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding and then deleting a space, and then click “update post.” Revalidate your feed and if the error is gone, you are golden. If not, open the next post and do the same thing till it goes back to normal.

    As I said, I don’t know if this will do it or not, but short of contacting staff it is about all I have to offer.



    Ok, I’m not sure, but I think I fixed it.
    The site you check the feed with, , marked the line that was problematic, and I changed that line, plus I did what you suggested. that site now says my feed is working. Pressing the RSS button on the blog still gives out a problem message, but my Netvibes does get an RSS feed, so I think it’s ok.

    Thank you very much!!!



    Yes, it now validates.


    You are welcome.

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