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posted by NCommander on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:13PM   Printer-friendly
from the ¡sᴉɥʇ-sǝlpuɐɥ-ʍou-ǝʇᴉs-ǝɥʇ dept.
So, after dealing with a bit of monkeying with the database, I'm pleased to announce that Soylent should (in theory) have support for UTF-8 starting immediately. Now obviously this isn't well tested, so this is your chance to break the site in two, consider the comments below to be "open season" so to speak. I know the comment preview has some issues with UTF-8 (and it only works at all in Plain Text or HTML modes)

For purposes of breakage, anything that breaks the site layout/Reply To/Parent/Moderate buttons, or breaks any comments beyond itself is considered bad. We need to stop those. If you can break it (which shouldn't be hard), you earn a cookie, and I'll get you in the CREDITS file as something awesome.

For comments that are just plain unreadable, moderation will take care of them, and that isn't considered a bug. So go forth and BREAK my minions! ()}:o)↺
 
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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by stormwyrm on Monday February 17 2014, @04:20PM

    by stormwyrm (717) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:20PM (#814) Journal

    Doesn't look like it does. Been trying to type Japanese text but it doesn't seem to work. Japanese text in the subject gets mangled into XML entities.

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    Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate.
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    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 1) by stormwyrm on Monday February 17 2014, @11:32PM

    by stormwyrm (717) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:32PM (#1176) Journal

    Seems to be still just as broken as it was on the old site. I get the same garbage when I type something like this: Qu'on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j'y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre. That's supposed to be a quote attributed to Cardinal Richelieu, and is my main rebuttal to people who say they have nothing to hide. It works if I force encoding to ISO-8859-1 as I had to before (see my sig for how it should look).

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    Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @01:07AM

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