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Charsets other than UTF-8 [message #187066] Mon, 15 February 2016 06:01 Go to next message
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Not sure if anyone really reads this forum any more, but here goes anyway!

Is there a simple way to convert the entire forum and database to use a character set other than UTF-8?

In older versions, there was an option in the admin control panel to convert the database, but this is absent from the current release.

Thanks in advance!
Re: Charsets other than UTF-8 [message #187070 is a reply to message #187066] Mon, 15 February 2016 08:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not really, we've standardized on UTF8 like most other forum packages.
Why would you want to convert it to anything else?
Re: Charsets other than UTF-8 [message #187071 is a reply to message #187070] Mon, 15 February 2016 09:07 Go to previous message
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naudefj wrote on Mon, 15 February 2016 13:09
Not really, we've standardized on UTF8 like most other forum packages.
Why would you want to convert it to anything else?


We use FUDforum primarily as a Web-based NNTP client, which is made possible by its excellent NNTP integration. Most messages are imported from NNTP, where UTF-8 encoding is very rare. Nearly all NNTP posts on our newsgroups are Windows-1252 encoded.

It would work better if FUDforum examined the Content-Type header field and translated the posts appropriately on import, but it doesn't seem to do this.
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