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  • Hi!

    I’m the administrator of, a college-school website. While I was managing and editing the site, I stupidly changed a value so everything became like chinese everywhere. I can not edit anything. It’s just chinese letters everywhere! How do I reset?!

    I think I edited the encoding value. From UTF-8 to something else! Help!

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  • Hi ErliThor,

    You accidentally changed your character encoding to UTF-16LE. You can quickly change this by going to and entering UTF-8 in the blog_charset setting field and saving the changes.

    If you can’t read the page, manually change the character set encoding in your browser to UTF-8. In chrome the setting is under tools – encoding.

    Thank you for replying. Changing the encodingsettings in Safari, didn’t help (mac user), so I’m downloading Chrome for a try.

    It worked for me in Safari for MAC

    view – text-encoding utf-8 unicode

    THANK YOU! 😀

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