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Just upgraded to 7.7.5 from 5.something.whatever


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UBB.threads Version 7.7.5
Release 20201027
Server OS WINNT
Web Server Microsoft-IIS/8.5
PHP Version 7.4.24
MYSQL Version 5.6.12

All tables are upgraded to utf8mb4_general_ci.
Use Full Unicode Support is checked.
my.ini has all defaults set to use utf8mb4.

Users posting from Apple products are not having special characters interpreted correctly.
Apostrophes, dots, quotes, etc are getting converted to a string of characters instead of being displayed as they should. Posts from Windows and Android devices appear unaffected.


Anyone have any thoughts on where to begin looking??


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Example:
One of my moderators posted "Let's hope for the best!", but what gets displayed from her is "Let�s hope for the best!"


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Looks like someone set the general language file to use iso-8859-1, this is your issue.


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Fix line # 4

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Correct it from iso-8859-1 to utf-8

Either manually edit the language file yourself at
CHARSET in your languages/english/generic.php language file.

or

Use the Control Panel at
Control Panel > Languages > Language Editor
Choose Specific Language File > generic.php


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How/where do I change that??


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UBB.threads v7.7.x should ship by default with UTF8 enabled as it is standards compliant; this is something you'll need to change if someone changed it to iso during a fresh install; this could also happen if you do not upgrade your language files and rely on the upgrade script to patch them for you.

/languages/english/generic.php should be:
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$ubbt_lang['CHARSET'] = "utf-8";


Yours sounds like it is:
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$ubbt_lang['CHARSET'] = "iso-8859-1";


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Awesome, trying that now!

Man, that had to have been in there from WAAAAAAAY back. I can't recall touching a language file... perhaps leftover from wwwthreads???


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Just got confirmation from my Mod... that fixed it.

Thank you so much! That was FAST laugh


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So there was only one thing that I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long

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