[Mediawiki-l] Sudden problem with some greek and cyrillic letters

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Fri May 4 13:29:12 UTC 2007


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Sylvain Machefert wrote:
> Today, a lot of article titles with latin
> diacritics, greek or cyrillic letters have problem.
> See for example the list of article in page
> http://tousauxbalkans.jexiste.fr/Bulgarie
> 
> My host often upgrade linux core, php or mysql. I only see one of these
> upgrade as cause of my problem.
> Today here is my version : http://tousauxbalkans.jexiste.fr/Special:Version
> * MediaWiki: 1.9.3
> * PHP: 5.2.0-8+etch3 (cgi-fcgi)
> * MySQL: 4.1.11-Debian_4sarge7-log

You or your host may have corrupted your data by dumping it with
mysqldump without the proper options, thus causing data-loss with the
lossy charset converstion (latin1->utf8->latin1) which damages the UTF-8
data stored in the fields.

- -- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
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