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winnerdk

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I just installed the Tag plugin 0.3.1 and now I'm getting this kind of stuff all over the website:

"on my screen that I�m about to publish. It�s going out if"

"By Gilberto P�rez for La Estrella de Panama - Panama has approved the importation of..."

"that met Friday in Nat� in the province of Cocl�. The..."

What the heck are those little question mark things that just came out on nowhere (as soon as I installed the Tag plugin.) ???

It seems like somehow all of a sudden my site can't recognize apostrophized words or Spanish language words with accent marks. What the heck happened? (And, how can I keep the Tag plugin running as well as getting the right font stuff back?)

Don
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Dirk

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Have you tried disabling the plugin (from the Admin's "Plugins" panel)?

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winnerdk

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Yeah, I could do that, but I'm trying to both get the plugin to work and to fix the font thing as well...

Don
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Yes, I disabled the Tag plugin and the problem went away. So, the plugin is causing the problem. Crap.

Don
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Maybe the Tag Plugin uses Unicode and you don't?

Just a thought.

Peace!

Sam
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winnerdk

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Allow me to display my ignorance... Unicode?

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Based on your page source, you are using charset=iso-8859-1.

I am just guessing that the plugin is using charset=utf-8.

UTF-8 is Unicode base, meaning Universal Code, shared around the world. iso-8859-1 is for western languages. More people are using UTF-8 for international language compatibility. Windows XP and later use Unicode.

Knowing that the plugin developer is a Japanese, I guess he might use UTF-8 for the charset.

So you can either hack the plugin to use iso-8859-1, or change your website's charset to utf-8.

Just a wild guess, since I don't use this plugin.

Peace!

Sam

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Don,

Give this a try...

First, go into the tag plugins language directory and copy english_utf-8.php to english.php.

Then, edit that language file (english.php), near the top you will see:

Text Formatted Code

$LANG_CHARSET = 'utf-8';
 


Change that line to be:
Text Formatted Code

$LANG_CHARSET = 'iso-8859-1';
 


Then, edit the tags/function.inc file, near the top you will see:

Text Formatted Code

/**
* Language file Include
*/
$langfile = $_CONF['path'] . 'plugins/tag/language/' . $_CONF['language'] . '.php';

if (file_exists($langfile)) {
    include_once $langfile;
} else {
    include_once $_CONF['path'] . 'plugins/tag/language/english_utf-8.php';
}
 


Change the next to last line so it used english.php instead of english_utf-8.php.

That should get you back to a consistent iso-8559-1 site and let the tags plugin work with your site and not destroy your fonts.

Thanks!
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Quote by: mevans

Then, edit that language file (english.php), near the top you will see:

Text Formatted Code

$LANG_CHARSET = 'utf-8';
 


So that plugin sets $LANG_CHARSET? That's wrong - that variable should only be set by Geeklog's main language file.

I'd suggest simply removing that line and send a bug report to the author.

bye, Dirk
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So you can either hack the plugin to use iso-8859-1, or change your website's charset to utf-8.



Thanks for taking the time to explain that. I think at this point I'm just going to keep the plugin disabled and wait for the guy who wrote it to fix it.

Don
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