ISO-8859-1 rss import to UTF-8 wordpress (4 posts)

  1. xauser-wp
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hi all,
    on doing an rss import with wp2.0.3 which is encoded with
    ISO-8859-1 and contains "special characters" (umlaute) all these
    characters get lost cause wordpress tries to interpret them
    as UTF-8. Any solution for this situation out there?

  2. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Change WP's default encoding from utf-8 to whatever you have in the imported stuff.
    admin > Options > Reading.

  3. xauser-wp
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thx! this is a start!
    is there any chance for a detection and conversion during rss-import? Cause when umlauts are entered while wp is in UTF-8 mode, then a rss-ISO-8859-1-import is done and I change admin > Options > Reading to ISO-8859-1, the umlauts of import are correct but all previous umlauts get corrupt. Thanks in advance!

  4. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am afraid there is solution for it.
    If you try to "blend" content with two different encoding... you'll always end up with something screwed up: either the old one or the new one.
    I thought it was an empty WP install, that's why I suggested changing the encoding.

    Maybe a find and replace in the file before importing? I have no idea... sorry.

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