View Full Version : Upgrading & special characters
11-17-2007, 01:29 PM
Has anybody noticed special character problems after upgradin pixelpost?
My before upgrade written texts show up now with messed up ä:s & ö:s. New texts are fine.
11-17-2007, 02:12 PM
please confirm that the META tag for UTF-8 is placed in all templates.
Read here for more tricks with special chars:
11-17-2007, 03:41 PM
Meta tag is there. Should image template be saved as utf8- no BOM? ( i tried to change this to utf8, but it didn't help)
I haven't changed any formats.
New texts (after upgrading) are fine, just the old ones (comments & titles) don't behave...
Also changing my browsers coding won't help.
I tried to change the language file coding... it's originally western, mac os roman, and i changed it to utf8... well the front page disappeared totally. So it seems that language file can't be utf8?
I'm using english language file.
You had to switch from some older version of PP (like 1.4 or even older) and that is why you have problems with chars in titles, posts and comments. You must make converter to fix it or do this work manually.
About template files - they should be without BOM.
PP 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 RC are fully UTF8 compatible.
11-18-2007, 01:44 PM
GeoS, she upgraded from 1.4 to 1.6
12-08-2007, 04:21 PM
I have the same problem on my blog. It already happened when I upgraded from to 1.4 to 1.5 and now from 1.5 to 1.6, it's happening again. I checked all the files of my template and they all have UTF-8.
My posts have correct accents, but not the comments.
If I manually add the accents in the admin, I still get a question mark instead of them. idem if I use html codes.
I can"t remember what I did last time I upgraded but I managed to fix it. This time, I don't... I check in PHP myAdmin and it's set to UTF-8 too.
I tried to change template, and the problem remained. I searched this forum all over, and couldn't find any solution.
12-08-2007, 06:16 PM
have you tried all the tricks from here?
12-14-2007, 02:54 AM
Thanks for your reply. Yes I tried all that already and when I uploaded the .htaccess file, I got a 500 Internal server error.
12-14-2007, 05:40 AM
perhaps your webhoster doesn't allow .htaccess files at all? Please check that before we start searching the issue in Pixelpost
12-14-2007, 04:51 PM
Here is a post I found on Siteground:
I add directives to my .htaccess file and I receive “Internal server error”
You have added a directive to your local .htaccess file and receive an “Internal server error”. This means that the added directive is not supported on Siteground's server and you have to remove it.
If you are adding php directives please add them to a php.ini file in the supported php.ini format.
So I guess you're right, they don't support this type of files. How can I give this command in php.ini format?
Also, I checked PhpMyadmin and the encoding is set to UFT8_unicode_CI. Isn't that right?
Thanks a lot for your help!
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