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Convert ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8
by lange
15 Aug 2019 17:44

For a clean/fresh install of vB 3.8.11 only.

Take a look at https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/cu...tf-8-languages.

I am not a coder so use the procedure at your own risk but it works fine on my custom 3.8.11 (and on my previous vB versions).

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--------------- Added 15 Aug 2019 at 23:55 ---------------

For the details.

Test the following procedure on a fresh vb3.8.11 install :

1) In your XML language file, replace the two ISO parameters by the following code:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

2) Save in UTF-8 (be sure to save in UTF-8, I used Beyond Compare tool to do it)
3) Import and overwrite your new language XML file in AdminCP
4) Change the HTML Character Set at UTF-8 for the languages and by example set fr-FR as Language Code in the other language if your first language is French
5) In the file includes/class_xml.php, replace the code:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

by the following code:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

It works fine on my custom vB 3.8.11 (and my previous vB3.8.x versions).

For the record, I used the UTF-8 to keep the french vBulletin accents in a UTF8 WordPress blog via an old WordPress-vBulletin bridge.


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