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Started by Chas Large, November 22, 2014, 04:31:52 PM
Beta1_english_british SMF 2.1 english british 2.1 No Install
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Quote from: Kindred on November 22, 2014, 05:17:19 PMI believe that we did warn that the translations were not fully functional yet - even without a server glitch....
Quote from: Kindred on November 22, 2014, 05:37:17 PMayip... there is a please note line, right near the bottom of the post.
QuotePlease note: Because this is the first beta release, translations and language strings other than English have not been finalized and may not be complete yet.
Quote from: Arantor on November 23, 2014, 12:22:48 PMThere are hundreds and hundreds of changes across the language pack from US to UK English.
Quote from: Arantor on November 23, 2014, 12:39:55 PMIf you're trying to review it as if it were live, then you should really wait for the site team to fix the download setup because there are other things that can affect the installation beyond just the language strings.And doubly depending on whether you're using UTF-8 or not, too, especially since 2.1 install encourages going UTF-8 these days...
Quote from: Arantor on November 23, 2014, 01:04:11 PM...Yes, you really should have been using UTF-8 for years in all honesty but I think there are misunderstandings about what UTF-8 does and what is involved with it.
Quote from: Arantor on November 23, 2014, 03:42:36 PMThat depends if you ever want to use things like the pound sign.There is more in Unicode than foreign or accented letters, including things SMF cannot properly support at this time like some of the emoji from iPhones.You have no reason not to use UTF-8 whatsoever.
Quote from: Oldiesmann on November 24, 2014, 12:13:21 PMThe upgrade script doesn't force UTF-8 because converting the data is a complicated process. We decided that it wasn't something we could easily handle in the upgrade. You can convert from the admin center though. Go to Admin -> Maintenance -> Forum Maintenance -> Database and you'll see the option.
Quote from: Arantor on November 24, 2014, 03:25:53 PMNo improvements but having everything work would be good. Like I said, you have no reason not to.