BOSS returns invalid characters

A call to the following BOSS url:


returns invalid characters in the JSON: (partial results - I've seen this problem in both the title & abstract)

... <b>Scutaro<\/b> (pronounced \/ˈskuːtəroʊ\/; born October ...

Is there some sort of encoding that needs to be done?


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  • We're looking into the cause / workaround to this in JSON (and alerting the team) but for the time being I wanted to let you know that returning the results as XML provides the correct characters. If you want to explore that route it should at least get you unblocked.

    Jonathan LeBlanc
    Technology Evangelist
    Yahoo! Developer Network
    Twitter: jcleblanc

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