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XF 1.1 Converting from vb - non utf-8

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Dakis, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I have this in my vb config.php:

    $config['Mysqli']['charset'] = 'greek';

    The Server connection collation is utf8_general_ci

    And my database tables have greek_general_ci collation.

    Now, what would be the way to convert to XenForo and get everything into a utf8 database? Should I just leave the "Force Character Set" empty? make it utf-8 ? Or do I need to do anything special?
  2. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Ok going with the Force Character Set empty failed, gave me "???????"

    I'm trying with utf-8 now...

    EDIT: utf-8 fails as wel, shows "?????" too
  3. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Ok I put "greek" in there and it seems to convert ok, is that the proper way to go?

    /stops talking to self :ROFLMAO:
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. You should enter the value of $config['Mysqli']['charset'] from your vB config file which is 'greek'.
    Dakis likes this.
  5. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jake. I went through the same exercise when I did a test convert with IPB and it was a bit more complicated there to get it working.

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