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Thread: Unicode emojis get screwed up.

  1. #1
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room

    Unicode emojis get screwed up.

    �� This is a unicode thumbsup.

    This is what it's supposed to look like. It works in the editor but breaks in post display.
    Same for other unicode icons.

  2. #2
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    Registered: Sep 2002
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    Upon further examination it only breaks after editing the post. But then it cannot be fixed anymore.

  3. #3
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    Registered: Sep 2002
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    �� So this should be working because the post was never edited.

  4. #4
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room
    Okay maybe not. Maybe it's the quick reply? Or something about the page encoding?

    Ah, quite possibly it's this.

  5. #5
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Third grave from left.
    It is quite freaky to see than in 2021. I remember that being unacceptable in 2005 and being an embarrassment. Is the backend database also f'd or just frontend problem?

  6. #6
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    Registered: Nov 1999
    Location: Deck 4 Cargo Bays
    Well, something is going weird somewhere.

    When I look at the HTML in the browser for the emoji, it gets listed as #55357;#56397;, (with ampersands in front of the hashes, but I can't seem to get them to take) but if I save the page and look at it in a text editor, it shows #65533;#65533; for the exact same character.

    I wonder what happens if I try to put the same emoji in from my end: ��

    Edit: It seems to work fine for me. I used the Win10 emoji picker (Win Key + .) and just entered it directly into the post box. Now I'll try from the edit box: ��

    Edit 2: The inline edit box borked it. Weird. It worked just fine before...

  7. #7
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    Registered: Nov 1999
    Location: Deck 4 Cargo Bays
    Ok, trying the quick reply box: ��

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Nov 1999
    Location: Deck 4 Cargo Bays
    And now the advanced post page: 👍

  9. #9
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    Registered: Nov 1999
    Location: Deck 4 Cargo Bays
    It appears vBulletin 4.2.5 doesn't like emojis. Pity. I wonder if there is a way to fix that, or if it's a lost cause?

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room
    Quote Originally Posted by zombe View Post
    It is quite freaky to see than in 2021. I remember that being unacceptable in 2005 and being an embarrassment. Is the backend database also f'd or just frontend problem?
    My thoughts, but ISO-8859-1 is vBulletin's default (or at least it used to be for many years, not sure about current versions), including the database. I'm not sure if vBulletin offers any support for conversion to UTF-8. All I could find are manual instructions by other forum owners like this one. The process is quite complicated to say the least.

  11. #11
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    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Yeah, I remember trying it a few years ago and things went horribly wrong when rendering old posts in particular. If it's working via the advanced post page then it should be fixable and may have been improved in the later versions of 4.x so will take a look again at some point.

  12. #12
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: In my room
    Did you try to convert the database back then or did you just switch out the charset in the HTML head?

  13. #13
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Stretching my memory a little bit but I believe it was in the front-end with no change to the database.

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