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[resolved] Some accented characters render as question marks (7 posts)

  1. poodlerat
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    When I try to type certain accented characters, as well as in other alphabets like arabic, WordPress converts them to question marks. The ISO-8859-1 characters like é still show up fine, but any characters outside of those, like Č, become ?.

    My database is set to MySQL charset: UTF-8 Unicode, and MySQL connection collation: utf-8_unicode_ci. Is it a database problem or something else? And how do I fix it?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You have a wordpress.com blog in your profile - so you should ask for help there.

  3. poodlerat
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The blog I'm talking about isn't a WP.com blog, it's one I host myself.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is it a new install or an upgrade to 2.2?
    Did it ever worked correctly?

    What is the encoding setting in your admin > Options > Reading?

  5. poodlerat
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This particular blog is a new install of 2.2, but I've the exact same problem on other blogs updated from various previous versions. I don't type in other languages very often, so I can't remember how far back it started, although before 2.2 if I'm remembering correctly.

    The encoding is set to UTF-8 on all my blogs; I've never changed it from the default.

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Where upgrade - read this:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress#Special_note_for_Fantastico_Upgrades

    Although it may apply to your new install, too.

  7. poodlerat
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It worked---I'm so grateful for such quick help! It never occurred to me that Fantastico might be the problem (although in hindsight, it probably should have.)

    Thanks again for your help.

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