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Author Topic: Need some quick help identifying the new forum problem with character sets  (Read 3352 times)

mouser

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there is some thread somewhere recently about character sets that used to work not working now on the forum but i can't find it.
can someone point me to it and/or help me reproduce the problem so i can tell when we fix it?
i.e. how do i try to make a post with some characters that used to work and now dont.

skwire

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Wasn't it fenixproductions mentioning that Cyrillic wasn't working in his signature?

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mouser

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i think skwire found the thread i was looking for:
http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=25316

Deozaan

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Here's another one that may be useful to diagnose problem characters:

http://www.donationc....msg233767#msg233767

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Here's another one that may be useful to diagnose problem characters:

http://www.donationc....msg233767#msg233767
Deozaan, you beat me to it.  I was about to cite the same thing, which JohnK very kindly posted at my request yesterday.  (I'm assuming that all the ? is unicode that isn't being handled well by the DC forum.)

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Not sure if this helps diagnose, but...

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That's just pure BBcode from here:

http://docs.simplema...ndex.php?topic=696.0

It displays properly.

i.e. Not a server issue.

The issue sounds either PHP or DB related.

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Re: Need some quick help identifying the new forum problem with character sets
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 08:14:40 AM »
Does anyone remember any older posts that were messed up when we first moved servers in december, but which are ok now?

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Re: Need some quick help identifying the new forum problem with character sets
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 04:17:18 PM »
I remember editing some posts in the JottiQ topic causing tons of question marks to appear at places with multiple spaces. Let's see if I can reproduce it.

Blah.
    Blah Blah.
    Blah    Blah          Blah.
Blah     Blahblah blah!          
                       More blahblah!
            Woooo.


Did a ton of edits on this post just now and I can't seem to reproduce it. But it was a bug that happened after you first fixed stuff, so it might well be you need to get around to fixing before I can trigger it again.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 04:18:51 PM by worstje »