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Why are my journal entries displaying ??? or non-standard symbols?

Blurty now uses UTF-8, a character encoding of Unicode to represent all of the world's languages. This means that all information that users submit to Blurty is stored internally in the UTF-8 encoding of the Unicode standard, which allows multiple languages and scripts to coexist within the same text.

However, the switch to Unicode also means that all prior information already stored in the database that is not in pure ASCII form must be augmented with information about the encoding it was submitted in.


In order to fix the non-standard symbols that appear in journal entries, you'll need to do two things.

1.) Visit http://www.blurty.com/editinfo.bml and specify your old encoding option or language.

2.) Visit http://www.blurty.com/utf8convert.bml and convert your information. This can either be done all at once, or by choosing which areas you'd like done indivually.

Last Updated:
greentea, 2002-11-16

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