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can I safely change the encoding from UTF-8 to euc-kr (2 posts)

  1. flush
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My blog is a mix of Korean and English and I'm trying to move up Yahoo Korea. After realizing Yahoo.com indexed 130 pages of my site whereas Yahoo.co.kr only indexed 10 pages, I thought the robots might have problems with the UTF-8 encoding since Korean sites are usually encoded euc-kr.
    My question is: can I safely change the setting to euc-kr?
    I don't understand what consequences it might have.
    Also, should I change the encoding both from the admin menu and in the header.php file?
    Thanks

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't understand what consequences it might have.
    Disastrous...

    There is NO encoding hardcoded in the header.php file (in a normal WP theme!) - only from the admin panel.

    Don't touch the encoding if you already have posts! You'll just screw up your blog. UTF-8 is universal fits for every language; be happy it exists and don't mess with the encoding, especially if your blog is bilingual.

    Encoding should have NOTHING with search engines!

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