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  • Anonymous

    i ve translated buddypress in urdu language

    encoding = utf-8

    font = tahoma ( windows default font )

    whole the site working in new urdu language perfectly but the forums section is being displayed as under

    post title = ?????????????????????????

    body =???????????????????????


    may be the issue is that the forums files are not reading it in utf-8 and tahoma font

    somebody can help me??

    i m using buddypress builtin forum installation

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  • Anonymous

    Same problem with Greek characters @ Forum.

    i m also using buddypress builtin forum installation.

    Anyone who knows the solution or thinking of something that might help?

    .pleaze advice.



    1. Which version of WPMU are you running?

    -WordPress MU 2.8.6.

    2. Did you install WPMU as a directory or subdomain install?

    -subdomain install

    3. If a directory install, is it in root or in a subdirectory?

    4. Did you upgraded from a previous version of WPMU? If so, from which version?


    5. Was WPMU functioning properly before installing/upgrading BuddyPress?

    6. Which version of BuddyPress (BP) are you running?

    Version 1.1.3

    7. Did you upgraded from a previous version of BP? If so, from which version?


    8. Do you have any plugins other than BuddyPress installed and activated?

    yes-i unistalled all – issue still remains

    9. Are you using the standard BuddyPress themes or customized themes?


    10. Have you modified the core files in any way?


    11. Do you have any custom functions in bp-custom.php?


    12. If running bbPress, which version? Or did your BuddyPress install come with a copy of bbPress built-in


    13. Please provide a list of any errors in your server’s log files.

    14. Which company provides your hosting?


    Is anyone else having this problem?

    Hmm. Any chance of a screenshot?


    Here you are DJpaul.

    hope for your help

    Thanks nisigia. Bad news I think I know the problem and I’m not sure how to fix it easily. Will you confirm this?

    Your wp_bp_* MySQL tables are of type ‘utf8’ but wp_bb_* are of latin1?


    you are right – in the collation column i have “latin1_swedish_ci” & “utf8_general_ci”. could you drive me from here?

    The problem is that they need to be the same (ideally, utf8) – this gives the ??? problem.

    I’ve just done a test install and it’s installed the databases with these types.

    If you look on the bb-config.php in the root directory of your site, I bet the “charset” is set to “UTF” — but the database tables are still installed as latin1.

    The forums component is probably the weakest area of my BuddyPress knowledge. I’ve had a look at the code and I can’t see anything obviously wrong. I’ll let you know once I have news.


    i confirm bb-config.php is set to “utf8”

    i changed all Collations from wp_bb_ “latin1_swedish_ci” to “utf8_general_ci”

    i deleted the old entries and create new ones – character problem is SOLVED – everything is now readable. ;)

    thank you vm for your time and precious help djpaul.

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