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Unknown 'google product category' value

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Little confused here, I am getting the the following error for all my products using this value as a category?

 

The 'google product category' value must be a recognised product category in the content language or in English

 

For this line

 

<g:google_product_category>Furniture > Beds & Accessories > Mattresses​</g:google_product_category>

 

Which is encoded in my feed as it's supposed to be

 

<g:google_product_category>Furniture &gt; Beds &amp; Accessories &gt; Mattresses​</g:google_product_category>

 

But it's a valid category  as per this page

 

http://www.google.com/basepages/producttype/taxonomy.en-US.txt

 

Anyone know what is going on?

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Accepted by topic author Lee M
October 2015

Re: Unknown 'google product category' value

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assuming that is the exact value being submitted, there seems to be
a multi-byte, zero-width-space, within the posted, encoded, version.


the value must be exactly:

<g:google_product_category>
Furniture &gt; Beds &amp; Accessories &gt; Mattresses</g:google_product_category>

 

also, be certain that no other values are from any other country;
values should be either all from the u.s. taxonomy or all from
the registered-deed's target-country taxonomy -- but not mixed.

see also
# celebird check in help-forum-au.xml for bad products attributes
entry 1 google_product_category error invalid taxonomy [Furniture > Beds & Accessories > Mattresses​???]
# celebird check in help-forum-au.xml for character-encoding (details)
entry 5 encoding error encoded at position 200 [0xE2:0342:226]
# celebird check in help-forum-au.xml for character-encoding (details)
entry 5 encoding error encoded at position 200 [0xE2:0342:226]
entry 5 encoding error encoded at position 201 [0x80:0200:128]
entry 5 encoding error encoded at position 202 [0x8B:0213:139]
entry 5 encoding invalid consider using ascii (<space>) [near ies . Mattresses???]
entry 5 encoding invalid bad characters [found 1]
# 1 probable character-encoding detailed defect in help-forum-au.xml

 

Re: Unknown 'google product category' value

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Thanks, you were right there was a hidden character in the field.