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    Hello,
    I tried importing a database from phpbb3 to vbulletin using impex. The original database is in UTF-8. The language of the forum is Arabic and after importing everything from the old database to the new one, I get some weird symbol instead of the actual arabic text(english text gets imported ok) disregarding which Character Encoding in browser do I choose.
    I have implemented all the steps from here: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...28#post1526728 however I still have the problem.
    I noticed that instead of Arabic text in the newly imported database the text looks something like this: "c398c2a7c399c284c398c2bac398c2b1c399c288c398c2a8"

    Does anyone know what might be causing this?

    Thanks

  • #2
    vBulletin does not have built-in support for UTF-8 at this time. Here are some instructions someone posted for converting an existing vB to UTF-8:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...30#post2019730

    This is not supported so we cannot provide support if you run into any difficulties.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Alright, but is there at least a way to import data from phpbb to vbulletin, if phpbb is UTF-8? or i'll need to first convert my phpbb database to win1256 and then do the importing?

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      • #4
        The only instruction we have for that are the unofficial ones you posted in post #1, and you said they did not work for you.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        Steve Machol Photography


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