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Old 01 Apr 2019, 13:00
sharifnaim sharifnaim is offline
 
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Strange symbols!!

Greetings all,

I just uploaded my forum 425 and registered couple of new users to check the registration process.

I received the welcome emails which containg starange long numbers and symbols!!
My forum in Arabic language and it seems fine in all the sections but not in the emails.
Also, I noticed the same when I registerd one user in arabic name, the name came up like ??????

I tried to search the forum with no luck! Please see attached!

Any ideas please!

Many thanks in advance
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Old 01 Apr 2019, 13:11
snakes1100 snakes1100 is offline
 
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I’m going to assume the import of the db char doesn’t match what the server is using, make sure they match, most likely a utf8 mismatch
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Old 01 Apr 2019, 13:26
sharifnaim sharifnaim is offline
 
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Originally Posted by snakes1100 View Post
Iím going to assume the import of the db char doesnít match what the server is using, make sure they match, most likely a utf8 mismatch
Many thanks for your kind reply.
Is there any chance telling me how to fix it please in the cpanel!
Its more than appreciated
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Old 01 Apr 2019, 17:18
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
 
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Set your collations and charset to UTF-8, here's how.

https://vbtechsupport.com/1375/3/
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Old 01 Apr 2019, 22:03
sharifnaim sharifnaim is offline
 
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Originally Posted by final kaoss View Post
Set your collations and charset to UTF-8, here's how.
https://vbtechsupport.com/1375/3/
Sorted, many thanks for your kind help.
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