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When I open a pdf file from an email (happens on some but not all pdfs) Google Docs comes up with the correct title while showing the preview for my document. Then a second later, it changes the title to Chinese.

This happens in both Firefox and Chrome.

Before: alt text

After: alt text

Here's another example of English text:

JS 6.10.pdf - Powered by Google Docs

Here's the actual chinese it turns it into:

㽉㽮㽴㽵㽩㽴㽟㽑㽂㽏㽂㽟㽉㽮㽴㽥㽲㽮㽡㽬㼮㽰㽤㽦

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Possibly an encoding issue? Do you see this in all browsers? –  Al E. Jul 8 '10 at 17:06
    
I'm seeing this also since today's morning. Strange. –  neo Jul 8 '10 at 17:42
    
Is it possible that Google is having a Geocoding issue currently? It seems like Google is treating your computer like it is in a different country. –  RandomBen Jul 8 '10 at 17:44
    
@randomben Adobe sometimes thinks I'm german for whatever reason. Hrm. –  Michael Pryor Jul 8 '10 at 18:51
    
They've had problems with Chinese hackers and Google Apps before... –  Evan Carroll Jul 8 '10 at 21:12
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Google is aware of the bug and will fix it shortly (or so they said on 7/26/10). http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs/thread?tid=15406028a889cfe3&hl=en

Seems to be dependent on the PDF creator.

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I'm seeing something similar. It appears there are two sections of the file that are not correctly encoded as UTF-8:

00003c0: 3c2f 7363 7269 7074 3e0a 0a0a 3c74 6974  </script>...<tit
00003d0: 6c65 3ee3 bd90 e3bd 8fe3 bd89 e3bd 8ee3  le>.............
00003e0: bd94 e3bc a0e3 bd84 e3bd afe3 bda3 e3bd  ................
00003f0: b5e3 bdad e3bd a5e3 bdae e3bd b420 2d20  ............. -
0000400: 506f 7765 7265 6420 6279 2047 6f6f 676c  Powered by Googl
0000410: 6520 446f 6373 3c2f 7469 746c 653e 0a3c  e Docs</title>.<


0003560: 2d6c 6566 7422 3e3c 6469 7620 636c 6173  -left"><div clas
0003570: 733d 2274 6974 6c65 2067 6f6f 672d 696e  s="title goog-in
0003580: 6c69 6e65 2d62 6c6f 636b 223e e3bd 90e3  line-block">....
0003590: bd8f e3bd 89e3 bd8e e3bd 94e3 bca0 e3bd  ................
00035a0: 84e3 bdaf e3bd a3e3 bdb5 e3bd ade3 bda5  ................
00035b0: e3bd aee3 bdb4 3c2f 6469 763e 0a3c 6469  ......</div>.<di

I haven't figured out what encoding it's intended to be yet.

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