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Having issues with Dynamic Dropdowns and a Circumflex...

Thread began 6/03/2010 4:37 pm by patrick126424 | Last modified 8/17/2010 8:12 pm by Jason Byrnes | 6991 views | 7 replies |

patrick126424

Having issues with Dynamic Dropdowns and a Circumflex...

Dynamic Dropdowns is awesome. Had a problem today when a client asked to use a word in the list with a Î circumflex above a capital I. Keep getting an error on the encoding.

I tried adding another line to the WA_Replace function to replace the character in question with the unicode equivalent.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance - Patrick

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

what is the error you are getting?

Can you post a link where I could see the problem to investigate the issue?

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patrick126424

Specific Error Message...

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array += 'WAJA['+ str(n) +'][' + str(m) + '][1] = \'' + WA_Replace(str(getattr(querySet[x], 'title'))) + '\' ;\n'

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xce' in position 1: ordinal not in range(128)
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This is the error I get when I add something to my database that can't be read by WA Dynamic Dropdowns.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Can you post a link where I could see the problem to investigate the issue?

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patrick126424

Example...

Here is an example for your review.

two/

This is a navigation element that works incredibly well with Dynamic Drop Downs.

To see the issue, use the following steps:

Choose Brands from the first list. Then scroll down in the second select menu item and you will see the issue with the word CÎROC. The circumflex renders as a question mark. The database is using the proper character set and can render out as HTML without issue. But when placed into the dynamic dropdown array, it freaks out.

Any ideas?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

it is not being writen to the page properly:
WAJA[20][1][1] = 'C�ROC';



you may need to change the character set being used by the connection, in the connection file, you can add:
mysql_set_charset('utf8',$<connection name>);

to the line before the ?> tag to force the connections character set to utf-8, you will need to change <connection name> to the name of the connection.

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patrick126424

Sweet!

Jason -- You are a genius! That worked like a charm. I appreciate your assistance on this issue!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Awesome, glad to hear that did the trick.

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