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Just did the update to V 7.5.9 from .8 and now all the content that had
' now has been replaced with a little black box with a ? in it

Also any line that stated with a bullet dot also has been changed to same box with ?

Every post is no matter how old has this now

What is the issue and how to correct ?

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The ?'s are due to the set character set on your forum not allowing the character; in this example your users seem to be attempting to use the reverse apostrophe character commonly used in Microsoft Word, and that character is not a UTF8 character; simply go to the generic language file and change it from UTF8 to iso-8859-1.


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Thanks for the reply and if I understand what your stating is
where is this language file and I have to manually edit that file ?



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I found that generic file and first line I changed to the iso-8859-1

but now as you see different odd characters

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“You will have confirmation tomorrow from the WEC and Le Mans about the entries, and you will have good news a yellow car is inside,” he said of Thursday’s press conference where the FIA and ACO will set the field for the upcoming season.

“We will probably go to test the car in March in Sebring, and then it will become very busy for us after the championship starts.”


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The website whom you are scraping RSS content from ( http://www.racer.com ) is delivering iso-8859-1 feeds. Your site is now displaying content as utf-8. You basically need a converter built in to your rss content scraper. I've written just the basics of one in to the scraper you're using.

Download the attached zip file and place it's contents in to your /forums/cache_builders directory.

Any new content will be converted on the fly. Any older content will remain as it was when you first scraped it from racer.com's rss, to use as your own content.

Pro tip - you might also want to add some attribution to any content you're using if you were not the one who created it.

THEIRS: http://www.racer.com/wec-le-mans/item/113193-first-customer-corvette-c7-r-sold
YOURS: http://www.teamzr1.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3532#Post3532
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I believe that this is the third-party add on (not stock UBB.threads code) which you're using -
https://www.ubbdev.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/318555/1.html

How you would add attribution, would be to write within the "Format of the posts:" box, something similar to the following -

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<b>%%TITLE%%</b>
%%DESCRIPTION%%
SOURCE: <a href="%%LINK%%">racer.com</a>


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