[Mediawiki-i18n] Encoding after 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 10:13:58 UTC 2006

It's a encoding problem. Your wiki is in ISO-8859-1, but showed as UTF-8 
(and thus failing). If you change your browser encodign to ISO-8859-1, it 
repairs (revert edits to Portada, and probably other edits 
with mixed encodings). The monobook parameters will fail (trying to show 
utf-8 as ISO-8859-1 :D), but page show.
You could do two things: Change config to ask php sending ISO-8859-1 
encoding in headers, instead of the current utf-8 it sends (and correct MW 
messages)  or  convert your articles to UTF-8 (there should be some 
auto-converter anywhere).

Note: This list is not intended for support. You should have pointed it on 
the mediawiki-l or wikitech-l and probably you need to fill a bug, as 
install updating should have handled this.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emanuel Lauria Izundegui" <emanuel.lauria at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:05 AM
Subject: [Mediawiki-i18n] Encoding after 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade

Hello for the first time.

Recently I updated my mediawiki from 1.4 to 1.5.8. Did everything the 
guide said.

First I backed up the database and the wiki/ directory too. Then I replaced
everything except LocalSettings.php, images/ and extensions/, with the
correct permissions. Created the AdminSettins.php, ran 
and refreshLinks.php. At last, php -f rebuildMessages.php rebuild, because I
had everything in "es" (like Portada instead of MainPage). Now, the problem
is that every article shows a "?" sign instead of the correct non-english
character, like accented vocals or Ñ. The content is in spanish, so there 
a lot of words like this: "?rbol" instead of "árbol".

You can see it here:

What can I do?

If you need more info please ask.

Thanks for your time

Emanuel Lauria Izundegui
emanuel.lauria at gmail.com
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