I have finally bought a license because a trial on a server which is not my own and with a forum for only 3 days is not satisfying for me. I did the import and it worked quite well, but I'm now dealing with some issues and need to find all the necessary settings. First thing to notice was a problem with import of special German characters - my vBulletin database had obviously a collation "latin1_german2_ci", the new database of XF "utf8_general_ci" and no conversion was done automatically. so I have now strange characters all over the board. Umlaute by johon posted Feb 4, 2016 at 10:17 AM Unless the fact that I will do the import again when I want to go live with the board: What must I do before or during the import to avoid this? Is there a SQL command line to change this?