I’m generating an HTML file from my Jekyll site that I’m rendering into an e-book for Kindle. The format of the HTML file needs to be in ISO-8859-1 rather than UTF-8 (which is the default)
According to the Encoding entry in the Jekyll Configurations documentation, I should be able to add this to my config file:
And then the resulting HTML file will be ISO-8859-1 instead of UTF-8.
However, when I do this, I get this error:
Liquid Exception: Bad encoding: ISO-8859-1,ISO8859-1. Please convert your string to UTF-8. in /Users/tomjoht/projects/idratherbewriting/_restapicourse/docapis_answers.md
I looked at the problematic page. It turns out the
highlight tag is the problem. When I converted all of these
highlight tags to 3 backticks, I no longer got the error, and the file correctly rendered as ISO-8859-1.
I have two questions:
- Why is the highlight tag problematic with ISO-8859-1 encoding?
- If I have an HTML page and want to inject syntax highlighting, how can I do this without using the
highlighttag? Can I add
<pre class="json">or something to the code block to have syntax highlighting inserted when Jekyll builds the site?