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June 21st, 2011, 02:06 PM
The problem is that my language use special characters - like Æ, Ø and Å.
When using basic editor or editor off - everything seems to be okay.
The problem arises when using the advanced wysiwyg editor in the description field.
Example - If I write the following at front:
æ ø å Æ Ø Å
it will be displayed correctly at front - but....:
It will looks like this in the database:
So obviously this is not ideal - as you cannot properly search for the words usings these letters.
I am using latest version of classifieds, vb 4 and all integration = "on".
Most of the database tables are utf8_general_ci (inclusive "description"), some are with out any collation
and the tables "searchids" and "usergroups" are with latin1_swedish
There seems to be no problem with æ, ø and å in comments, titles and keywords both at front and in the database.
So this is a bit strange. Any suggestion?
June 21st, 2011, 05:21 PM
which advanced editor are you referring to? If your talking the tinymce editor that is external software we do not support. we put switches to turn that off so I would suggest you either use the basic editor if that works or turn that off. There is no way for me to control how that external program converts data.
June 21st, 2011, 06:17 PM
Thank you Chuck,
I'm referring to vbulletin's own socalled 'standard & WYSIWYG Controls'.
I was hoping there is some kind of work around.
This thread is about rss and the problem is also description. May be some idea from that one can be used in a similar way?
I also found this thread: Special Characters. (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=620027)
I'm no expert but does one of these give any hope? And in case - do you have any suggestion for what I can do and in which file?
The advanced editor is much better than the basic...
June 21st, 2011, 06:24 PM
vbulletin's editor is not used in our description field when posting a photo only on the comment script is it used. Like I said we have no control over how the tinymce editor works with foreign characters and conversion. That is not our code. I can only assume based on your description this is what you are talking about.
June 21st, 2011, 06:34 PM
I'm no editor expert - but I do not think that vbulletin's editor (vb version 4.1.3) has anything to do with tinymce: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php/239588-What-kind-of-WYSIWYG-editor-is-build-in-vBulletin?highlight=tinymce
(I know: thread from 2007 - but their editor has as far as I am concerned not changed significantly the last years - until 4.1.4)
No chance of work around?
June 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
no vb has its own editor just like that thread suggests. tinymce is another editor which is the issue here. It is an option we give users to try the tinymce editor for places we do not use the vb editor but we do not support there code. There is nothing I can do to rewrite how there software works. If the advanced editor for tinymce does not work your option is to turn off the editor or set it to the basic one.
It is kind of like the flash uploader we include with the application. That is made by an external comany and included as is.
June 22nd, 2011, 05:33 AM
Okay, thanks for the explanation and for your help. I guess I then have to use the basic.
June 22nd, 2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah no way for me to fix software we do not write. Not really big into java which is what that editor they release is. Any fix would have to come from the tinymce people.
I can try in our next go around in the beta cycle to see if updating the tinymce editor might help but I would suspect there editor does not support foreign characters too well.
June 22nd, 2011, 10:54 AM
Thank you Chuck. It would be worth a try. If you succeed, it would help all of us who are administering websites with non-latin letters and enhance the product overall.
June 22nd, 2011, 12:23 PM
well it is good the basic editor works otherwise it would be the simple reviewpost basic box.
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