This problem started around a month ago; and it has a nasty side-effect of messing up read/unread status of ALL SmackJeeves-based feeds in my newsreader
(around 850 of them); which I will have to re-read and fix all of these by hand.
Note (for the record): Normally SmackJeeves-based RSS feeds have an entry title "Comic » Title" (or "News » Title"). After the problem started, it changed into a weird "Comic Â» Title" (and "News Â» Title").
I have briefly looked at each feed's source code, tested with few newsreader and browsers (RSSOwl/2.2.1, Opera/11.64, and Pale Moon/25.5.0): all of them show the same anomaly.
For example, an RSS feed
from The Angel with Black Wings
Under RSSOwl/2.2.1 Newsreader:
Under Opera/11.64 Browser:
Exerpt from feed's RSS source code:
- Code: Select all
<title>Comic Â» Chapter 08 Page 26</title>
<description>Added 24 Hours Ago<br /><a href="http://tabw.smackjeeves.com/comics/2418168/chapter-08-page-26/"><img src="//www.smackjeeves.com/thumbnail.php?id=2418168" /></a></description>
<pubDate>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:12:13 GMT</pubDate>
One would see that `Â` appeared in each `<title>` tag in RSS's source code, which indicates that it is a server-side problem.
Please investigate and fix.