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Bug 38250 - encoding problem after upgrading
encoding problem after upgrading
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
All All
: Unprioritized major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 29731 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2012-07-08 18:32 UTC by Paolo Benvenuto
Modified: 2013-04-11 13:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

page table from a early install (11.56 KB, text/html)
2012-07-08 18:32 UTC, Paolo Benvenuto

Description Paolo Benvenuto 2012-07-08 18:32:53 UTC
Created attachment 10829 [details]
page table from a early install

I installed mediawiki when it was in its early stages (1.5? it was the beginning of 2006) on a windows server. It was then upgraded to 1.15, then it was transferred to a linux server, and upgraded to 1.16.

Now I upgraded to 1.19, but I'm accented letters in article names are presented with weird characters, tipically the characters you see when a utf8-encoded text is interpreted as a latin1 one or viceversa.

Looking for a solution, I found this thread:

but it didn't help me to solve the issue.

Apparently the problem comes from the fact that my db has conserved some early version characteristic. I'm attacching a page table structure, where you can see varchar field, while I'm intending that mediawiki supposes to have varbinary ones.

The update script should check this case and manage it.
Comment 1 Alex Monk 2012-07-08 18:37:51 UTC
We found this problem while updating from/to 1.17/1.18 versions (I can't remember the exact version numbers).
Comment 2 Paolo Benvenuto 2012-07-08 19:17:01 UTC
How did you solve it?
Comment 3 Paolo Benvenuto 2012-07-08 20:01:28 UTC
Looking for a workaround, I upgraded to 1.17.4, but I got the same issue.
Comment 4 Andre Klapper 2013-01-01 12:24:12 UTC
Paolo: Does bug 32207 comment 3 help?
Comment 5 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-01-01 16:35:13 UTC
Andre, I could realize that my db install still had latin1 encoding, I had to convert it to utf8, I don't remember precisely how, but I solved it.
Comment 6 Andre Klapper 2013-04-11 13:35:18 UTC
*** Bug 29731 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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