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How do I view old guides with proper formatting?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by 0sync0, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. 0sync0

    0sync0 IncGamers Member

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    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Where is that from please?
     
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    maareek IncGamers Member

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    That looks like an issue with special characters being displayed (in this case the apostrophe in "It's" as well as the quotation marks around and the umlaut in "├╝berdin(s)".) It's annoying, sure, and hopefully there's a bit of a change in coding they can do to reinstate the special characters in older posts, but armed with that knowledge the posts are at least still legible until a fix is implemented for anyone wanting the information.
     
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    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    I'll see if I can clean it up.
     
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    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Try that. Quoted beneath the original post.
     
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    0sync0 IncGamers Member

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    That looks good.

    I was hoping it was something that could be fixed globally with a search and replace in your database. Looks like it would be a lot of work to fix all the old guides.
     
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    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    I copied and pasted it into Notepad, searched for the random characters which had replaced ' and replaced them with '.

    The umlaut mess, I manually removed.
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    It's the same with my old postings in which I posted something in German - which usually has a certain amount of umlauts :).

    When changing from vBulletin to XenForo, something went wrong with the conversion of non-standard characters. In this case, the author probably used something else than the regular apostroph most of the time which isn't in the good old ASCII set of 127 or 255 characters.
     

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