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PhotoSet not returning photos with Russian tags

Mar 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Hello, i'm trying to get photos from Flickr by Russian tag names, and looks like Flickr returning me a good results , but PhotoSet is always empty. With english tags all is ok. For example, i'm using a tag - снег .

Mar 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Is it possible you could post a sample of your code so I can reproduce the issue at my end?


Mar 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I'm just cutted some some code from 2 classes, but i think this should be undestandable.

Btw, just check any Russian tag, for example - снег .

Mar 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

What type of app is this? Silverlight, WP7 or normal Winform/WPF app?

Mar 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM

It's compiled to Class Library and running in VVVV. 

Mar 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Found the cause to this, which is now fixed.

It will be in the next release.


May 15, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Edited May 15, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Is this fix included in actual sources?

I tried to uses sources and release 3.4.0. But in both cases Russian tags are corrupted.

May 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Yes, I believe it was checked in March 15th and so should be in the 3.4 release.

If you having issues then could you provide a code sample that reproduces the issue so I can resolve it please.


May 16, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Ah! Sorry!

I have problem in some other place - when I read Russian tags in 3.1 version it look good.

But in 3.4 Russian symbols are corrupted.

May 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I still don't know where you are having the issue. Can you provide a small code sample showing the issue?

Is the issue with data returned by Flickr (.e.g titles or descriptions) or in search parameters? The former hasn't changed, and the latter should have been fixed.


May 17, 2012 at 6:46 AM
Edited May 17, 2012 at 6:49 AM

My code snippet:


PhotoSearchOptions options = new PhotoSearchOptions();
options.UserId = auth.User.UserId;
options.Page = page;
options.Extras = PhotoSearchExtras.Tags;
flickr.PhotosSearchAsync(options, callback);


 In callback function:

Photo photo = actualCollection.ElementAt(0); 
System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection photoTags = photo.Tags;

Here if I use version 3.1 photoTags collection contains valid Russian strings.

If 3.4 - it contains some strange symbols in tags strings.

May 17, 2012 at 9:25 AM

And do you have the UserId? As without it I cannot reproduce the error.

May 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Edited May 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Photo with Russian tag:

UserId: ##############

May 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

All those tags appear to be returning fine for me. How are you displaying them?

May 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Edited May 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM


Now it works correct with 3.4 and with rev. 97689!

Strange... I tested it few times with 3.4 and with latest sources from svn before start to disturb you.


I will collect more details if it will happen again before disturb you.