Support » Plugins » Backup Changes Default Encoding

  • Noticed this when opening a 1-Click Backup (htm) file in a text editor. Note the encoding reference, and that WordPress is set to UTF-8 (Unicode) by default and in this installation the backup was created from as well. Blogs in straight english and the like probably won’t notice anything, but many foreign characters and symbols are encoded differently in different character sets:

    <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; <strong>charset=iso-8859-1</strong>">

    Does anyone know if there a way to insure against re-encoding on backups as it seems is ordinarily done, as indicated here?

    Footnote: Do phpmyadmin, mySQL, 1-click restore, or WP itself fool around with encoding in any way on a restore also?

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