Charset Problem while migrating database
Posted by: Gabriel Col
Date: March 01, 2011 02:57AM

I have a custom made CMS that I must migrate to work on Wordpress. Everything worked fine except the charset module.

Since this is about a Rumanian blog content, there are some special chars used (this will be ă, î, ș, â, Ț). When i insert this content on wordpress wp_posts, Wordpress displays them as "?".

I've tried all kind of stuff, like changing the charset from utf8 to latin1, latin2, and so on, but no result.

Even more, when i try to replace that special characters with normal ones (eg: ă to a, î to i) nothing happens, the content remains the same (there are actually some chars that are changed but not all)

What i do wrong and what i must do to do it right?

Is there any way i can check what is the exact charset used to the old database so i can set it for the new one too. Or is it any way of converting that database into utf8 (what wordpress use)?

Until now i read this information wish SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'c%'.

Thanks a lot!

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