Encoding Issues

Make suggestions and report problems.
Post Reply
User avatar
JacobH
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2283
Joined: 16:37 Sat 03 May 2008
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Encoding Issues

Post by JacobH » 22:04 Sat 18 Oct 2008

Encoding is something I don’t pretend to understand, beyond knowing it’s a pain to sort out!However, for me, the encoding seems to have gone wrong since the downtime. Now anything that is non-ASCII (e.g. accents or curly quotation marks) appears as nonsense. I can’t seem to sort it out by manually adjusting the encoding in by browser, though it’s possible that it’s a problem at my end. The HTML says that the site is being served as UTF-8 so I wonder whether the web and SQL servers are doing something else?

Many thanks!

-Jacob
Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20477
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Encoding Issues

Post by jdaw1 » 21:13 Sun 19 Oct 2008

Same problem on my Mac and others’ PCs, so server-side. A quick attempt at google found bugs but no solution. Feel free to do better!

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20477
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Encoding Issues

Post by jdaw1 » 03:54 Mon 20 Oct 2008

Maybe nicely asking Chief Admin to upgrade from 3.0.0 to 3.0.2 will fix it. Maybe.

User avatar
JacobH
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2283
Joined: 16:37 Sat 03 May 2008
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Re: Encoding Issues

Post by JacobH » 15:31 Wed 22 Oct 2008

To me, it seems to be ok in certain posts but not in others, which suggests that what we are typing is not being properly converted to a standard encoding for when it gets displayed. For instance, the apostrophes in this thread seem to be fine, but in another thread, they are represented as ’. This would suggest that the UTF-8 apostrophe (encoded in hexadecimal as E28099) has been selected, but instead the software is displaying the three Windows-1252 characters â (E2), € (80) and â„¢ (99). I’m still not sure what the solution would be, beyond ensuring that all software used to serve the site has agreed on one encoding.
Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20477
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Encoding Issues

Post by jdaw1 » 03:34 Thu 23 Oct 2008

Stuff reloaded from backup is broken. New unicode is OK.

Post Reply