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Still no UTF-8 support?

Thread began 11/17/2010 3:38 am by this_is_me | Last modified 11/19/2010 4:53 am by this_is_me | 770 views | 2 replies |


Still no UTF-8 support?

I read the release notes for version 1.2.0 and could hardly beleive my eyes. There is still no update for utf-8 support. This means if you name one single image with a non ASCII character lets say like "my friend Desirée" the whole gallery will not display!
I went to this in depth on the phone with one of your friendly supporters and we could clearly boil this down to this problem!

This was already months ago and he promised to communicate this for the next version. So, I suggest only make photos from Cindy or Nancy until this is fixed.

I might be wrong and this has already been dealt with, but why would you not tell us, then?

Please enlighten us customers who might make pictures from abroad and put them into "Power Gallery"

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I believe that problem has been fixed. Probably overlooked it in the release notes. Have you tried it? We have found the solution for it, so if it doesn't work we will fix it as a support issue.

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you are right - utf-8 works now

Dear Ray,
you are right! I am so relieved. This has been a big issue with my clients. Because for Europeans their langauage does not have special characters. They are part of our everyday life.
Sweet girl means süßes Mädchen. So it should work if you name a picture. And with this version it works.

Thanks again

Don't forget to update your Connections file to something like:

# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_whatever = "whatever host";
$database_whatever = "whatever database";
$username_whatever = "whatever_username";
$password_whatever = "whatever_password";
$whatever = mysql_pconnect($hostname_whatever, $username_whatever, $password_whatever) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);
$result0 = mysql_query('SET NAMES utf8');
if (!$result0) {
die('invalid request: ' . mysql_error());

If I did not put the SET NAMES utf8 line, it would write wrong characters into the database again.

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