[resolved] Strange escaping of japanese characters (5 posts)

  1. opendev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have a mixed German / Japanese weblog. The database encoding is UTF8, the tables are encoded in latin1 (as setup by the WordPress installation) and the encoding of the website is UTF8.

    All European characters are displayed fine, most of the Japanese ones, too except a few characters such as '上'.

    These are displayed correctly in the editor but NOT on the rendered page. On the page these characters are displayed escaped. '上' for instance is displayed as 'ä��'.

    Any ideas?

  2. Doodlebee
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, a link would be nice.

    An then there's the question of what are you using to write your posts?

  3. opendev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry, there is no link as I've choosen not to publish the article in question (it's malformed after all).

    I use the built in WordPress (non-rich) editor on Windows XP. Results are the same when posting via MSIE or Firefox. The XML / RSS export function shows the correct characters, as well as the editor. Only the content that is shown on the website itself is (partially) escaped.

    The charset of the the WordPress tables is latin1 (as choosen by the installer) - maybe this is the result of a buggy conversion of the latin1 data (back) to UTF8?

  4. opendev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Even after converting the database to UTF8 (following the instruction found on http://jonkenpon.com/2007/02/20/making-your-wordpress-database-portable-because-it-probably-isnt-right-now/) and upgrading to 2.2 I am still unable to resolve my problem.

    I've posted a small screenshot that illustrates the problem on ImageShack: http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wordpressjv3.png

    For any ideas or help I'd be really thankful!

  5. opendev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The culprit was the o42-clean-umlauts plugin bundled with the German version of WordPress.

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