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Character encoding issues when migrating from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5

Jun 25, 2009, 14:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sankuru)

[ Thanks to Erik for this link. ]

"There is actually a reason for this mess. At the time, the ISO/IEC 8859 standardization committee did not wish to standardize character codes primarily used in typography, such as curly quotes, nor characters that users could ordinarily simulate by composing them from multiple characters. Consequently, every operating system defines its own codes for these characters.This also explains why iso-8859-1 to utf-8 convertors may get things wrong on these characters."

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