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Powerstore 3: nice � intsead of "é" when using accordion sidebar !

Thread began 2/19/2010 11:03 am by davas56386677 | Last modified 2/19/2010 7:50 pm by davas56386677 | 1080 views | 5 replies


Powerstore 3: nice � intsead of "é" when using accordion sidebar !

Hi Dani and Jason,

I purchased Powerstore 3 a few days ago and started today with testing the new beast from WA.

Powerstore 3 is a very interesting solution, much better and stable than Powerstore 2 as far as I’m running the tests!
To adapt this solution for using foreign accented characters (French and German), I have changed all the charset=utf-8 to charset=ISO-8859-1 and added <?php header('Content-type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'); ?> to Products_Detail_Lookup.php to help Products_Detail.php to display the foreign characters accordingly when selecting either an option or a value (works fine !)
On the front end, the new accordion sidebar challenges a new minor problem in displaying the foreign characters:
If you issue a product search using the menu bar, the product displays fine like shown in slide 1. BUT if one selects e.g. JURISNEWS in the accordion sidebar , then the “é” are displayed with these lovely &#65533; (that I hate so much!!!). Please look at slide 2.
I noticed that the page is not refreshed entirely but only the variable data on the Products_Results page. If you are on another page and click on the accordion sidebar you are “redirected” to Product_Results BUT WITHOUT any changing of the URL in the browser address.
So this seems to lead to a script that point to Products_Results without going through the whole Products_Results page, thus bypassing the ISO-8859-1 character decoding/encoding and OF COURSE giving this nice &#65533; instead of “é”.
For your better understanding please take note that I created the database using UTF8 and UTF8_unicode_ci. The same for the tables and their content (I modified the db.sql accordingly prior to run the automated INSTALL which is a nice and well designed feature by WA. Congratulations).
Actually I test PW3 on my home PC (localhost), so there are no clues on my website at the moment.
May I request your legendary help to solve this MINOR problem quickly? Many thanks.

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