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#258846 - 12/27/16 12:13 PM Charset Trouble, need some hints / help  
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Hi together,

i was trying to fix some display errors with the German ü ä ö ß Ü Ä Ö and € signs in my forum but actually i run out of ideas to fix all myself.

As you see the Information which came from the same source is displayed in a different way, the text in the Colum "Last Post" has the charset trouble:

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The source text in the header is ok:
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At the backend and in the user menu i have the same issue:

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#258847 - 12/27/16 01:42 PM Re: Charset Trouble, need some hints / help [Re: Landyphil]  
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<meta charset="UTF-8" /> is probably causing your German language issues
This happens when you have several posts stored within your database as "ISO-8859-1" and then attempt to display them as "UTF-8."

The simple solution would be to revert your page charset header code from "UTF-8" back to "ISO-8859-1"

Instructions are at:
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/256672/re-what-could-this-be#Post256672

If you are starting a brand new forum installation, its recommended to begin with UTF-8.
But if you already have a forum in a non-English language which has been running for several years, you should probably stick with the older "ISO-8859-1" charset.

There is a known "issue" within the 7.5.9 upgrader script which automatically updates your charset language string to "UTF-8". For most sites, this is a non-issue. But this may cause an issue for sites that are non-English, or where users choose to type up their documents in older/obsolete versions of Microsoft Word, then copy-paste to their posts.

#258848 - 12/27/16 02:31 PM Re: Charset Trouble, need some hints / help [Re: Landyphil]  
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Thank You Isaac 4 the quick answer.
While following your instructions I just get stucked at Step 3

1. Go to: Control Panel » Languages
2. Click on the "Language Editor" tab.
3. In the "Search String" field, type "UTF-8" and press "Go" button.

The result is a Blanc page, even a view in the source text is not really informative, there is nothing written?

Sorry for the mess...

#258849 - 12/27/16 02:40 PM Re: Charset Trouble, need some hints / help [Re: Landyphil]  
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Keep the other fields as their default.
Then enter "utf-8" as showing in the 1st screenshot attached to this post. The case of your search string does not matter -- it's case-insensitive smile

2nd screenshot shows what should be in your results.
click on the "Edit" link next to "generic.php"

3rd screenshot shows in RED, the item you should revert back to what your previous character set was. Enter "ISO-8859-1" in this field. Then press the "Update Language File" button at the bottom (it doesnt matter which of the two buttons you click. they both do the same thing.)

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#258850 - 12/27/16 02:45 PM Re: Charset Trouble, need some hints / help [Re: Landyphil]  
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As an alternate to the instructions posted above, If you have ftp access to your site files, you could directly edit the language file.

IN:
/languages/english/generic.php

FIND (near the top):
$ubbt_lang['CHARSET'] = "utf-8";

REPLACE WITH:
$ubbt_lang['CHARSET'] = "ISO-8859-1";


If you have language files other than "english" which you actively use, repeat this with each one of those.


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