[Hackage] #767: Highlighted source code on hackage.haskell.org mangles Unicode

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#767: Highlighted source code on hackage.haskell.org mangles Unicode
  Reporter:  andersk              |        Owner:           
      Type:  defect               |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal               |    Milestone:  HackageDB
 Component:  hackageDB website    |      Version:           
  Severity:  normal               |     Keywords:           
Difficulty:  very easy (<1 hour)  |   Ghcversion:           
  Platform:                       |  
 On hackage.haskell.org, when you browse the source of a module that
 contains Unicode (e.g. [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/base-
 Data.Eq.Unicode]), it is sent with a `Content-Type: text/html` header with
 no charset.  There is a charset in the XML declaration `<?xml
 version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>`, but that is ignored by Firefox because
 of the non-XML `Content-Type`.  Therefore, the wrong encoding is detected
 and the Unicode symbols get mangled.

 Possible fixes include sending `Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8`,
 or sending `Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml` so that the XML
 declaration is respected , or both (`Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml;
 charset=utf-8`), or adding equivalent `<meta http-equiv="Content-Type">`

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/767>
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