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vB to XF converter: charset ISO-8859-1 to utf-8

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by soloarquitectura, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    vBulletin uses ISO-8859-1 whereas XenForo uses utf-8.
    I suppose that the converter vBulletin to XenForo has this problem perfectly solved because it is very important for that we have forums in languages different from the English.

    Pardon for my English, I am using Reverso :rolleyes:
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, it converts all the data to UTF-8.
  3. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much Mike, it is marvellous news.
    One more reason to use XenForo.
    Darkimmortal likes this.
  4. goyo

    goyo Member

    I think it would be hard to convert all post data correctly to UTF-8 automagically on other than ISO-8859-1 encodings.
    Given the encodings of different languages and sometimes mixed encodings (in my case most of my vB forums are ISO-8859-2 and can't make a proper conversion with iconv)...so far the only thing that works are text editors with regex replacements...which can be quite fun when you're converting a 14 Gbyte post table...
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Why does iconv not work on your data? It can certainly handle ISO-8859-2.

    If you have mixed encodings, then that is an unavoidable problem, but it's an issue you'd be having right now as well.

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