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#13 2021-08-11 14:43:05

etc
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Registered: 2010-11-11
Posts: 4,517
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Re: database body fields and text encoding

Ruud has some plugins to attempt charset conversion that might help.

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#14 2021-08-25 03:23:27

peterj
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2005-06-02
Posts: 76

Re: database body fields and text encoding

Thanks all,
I tried Ruud’s plugins but that didn’t succeed (or I used them incorrectly).
What did work is what it says to do in the moving installation docs – upgrade before the move! Using my hosts file I took the site from 4.6.2 to 4.7.3 on the old server, updated or deleted old plugins, then took it across and it is fine.

Charset (default/config): utf8/utf8
character_set_client: utf8
character_set_connection: utf8
character_set_database: latin1
character_set_filesystem: binary
character_set_results: utf8
character_set_server: latin1
character_set_system: utf8
character_sets_dir: /usr/share/mysql/charsets/
collation_connection: utf8_general_ci
collation_database: latin1_swedish_ci
collation_server: latin1_swedish_ci

I had a defunct old txp4.5.5 site zipped up that I wanted to reinstate. I uploaded this to the new server, using php5.6. Everything was latin1. After an upgrade on the new server to 4.8.7 it looked fine and all changed to utf8. Once plugins sorted out I’ll push it up to current PHP.

Last edited by peterj (2021-08-25 03:41:13)

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