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Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:02:51 AM »
Hello my forum is in Italian, I just updated it to 2.0.17 and was trying to update the Italian translation but I am not sure which one between these 2 I need to choose, thank you.


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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 01:12:40 PM »
Is your forum in utf8?
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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 01:17:12 PM »
Is your forum in utf8?

I have no idea, where can I see it?


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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 04:00:17 PM »
Look in your database, are all table collations utf8_general_ci?
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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 04:11:31 AM »
Look in your database, are all table collations utf8_general_ci?

I think so, here a screenshot, thank you

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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 07:28:33 AM »
That doesn’t actually tell you for sure which you are using.

Better test, search your Settings.php file for an entry for $db_character_set. If it is there, it will say UTF-8 if you are using UTF-8. If you don’t have it mentioned, you are not using UTF-8.
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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 07:47:11 AM »
That doesn’t actually tell you for sure which you are using.

Better test, search your Settings.php file for an entry for $db_character_set. If it is there, it will say UTF-8 if you are using UTF-8. If you don’t have it mentioned, you are not using UTF-8.

$db_character_set not found in settings.php so I will go for NO.

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Re: Which version should I install? UTF-8 YES OR NO?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 09:48:16 PM »
The database is utf-8, just add $db_character_set = 'utf8'; to Settings.php.
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