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Character Set after Upgrade to 7.5.8 #255652
06/17/14 08:11 PM
06/17/14 08:11 PM
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Jake  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 183
Virginia
I upgraded to 7.5.8 back in February, I think. No issues.

Because our site has discussions that use Greek and Cyrillic I've always changed the character set from iso-8859-1 to utf-8 immediately during each upgrade.

But this time I forgot, so Greek and Cyrillic and other characters are not displayed correctly.

1) Can I just change the character set in languages/english/generic.php fro iso-885901 to utf-8 and move forward without hurting anything?

2) Is there any way to go in and repair the fix the posts that turned characters into code (like Χρόνια Πολ&#955)? I have this vision of one of the gurus here having encountered this and having written an sql script to do just that.

Thanks in advance for your help! We've been using UBB since 1998.

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Re: Character Set after Upgrade to 7.5.8 [Re: Jake] #255653
06/17/14 08:36 PM
06/17/14 08:36 PM
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,238
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Have a quick read through this post:
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/255103#Post255103

Basically, you can do #1 with absolutely no problems.

Quote:
update the language files / header meta tags from "iso-8859-1" to "utf-8" @
Control Panel > Languages > Language Editor > generic.php > CHARSET

This has no affect on the database and anyone can do this. It just simply tells browser/crawler what character set to expect/display the page as, rather than leave decision up to the browser/crawler to determine.


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Re: Character Set after Upgrade to 7.5.8 [Re: Jake] #255654
06/17/14 09:19 PM
06/17/14 09:19 PM
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Jake  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 183
Virginia
Thanks!

I was able to upate from "iso-8859-1" to "utf-8" and post successfully with non-English characters.

Existing posts are still affected. Is there any way to update them (my second question above)?


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