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    Default Forums Update

    On Monday, May 9, 2011 we will be implementing UTF-8 encoding across all of the forums.

    What this means for our users:

    • All posts written in UTF-8 will be able to be read regardless of the language selection made at the bottom of each forum page - for example, if you have selected the Greek UTF-8 encoding, you'll be able to read messages encoded in UTF-8 across the Russian, French, and other native language forums.
    • Any post written before May 9 will not be re-encoded as UTF-8. This means to view those posts, you will need to switch the encoding to the appropriate code page. In other words, we are not converting the old message content to be UTF-8 as that would require the forums be offline for much longer.

    During the switch over, the web interface to the forums will be offline; the NNTP interface will still be available to those users who wish to use it. When the web interface comes back online, those messages will be synchronized as usual through our gateway.

    For our English-speaking audience, the changes you'll see will be minimal. This change mostly affects the non-English forums and is being implemented so users can switch languages in the interface and not encounter encoding issues in newly posted messages when dong so.
    Jim Henderson
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    Default Re: Forums Update

    thank you, sounds like a giant step forward in openSUSE joining the
    _world_wide_ web!!

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    Default Re: Forums Update

    Thanks for making this change.

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    Long awaited.

    And thinking that this is of minor interest to the English speaking part of the forums is not true. People posting in English often have e.g. Bengali or Arabic, Cyrillic, or .... characters in their filenames, etc. and thus posting problems with those computer listings are mess until now.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Απ: Forums Update

    Nice it is. Thank you Jim.
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    Default Απ: Forums Update

    A great improvement for a multicultural community.

    Nice job!

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    Default Re: Forums Update

    On 2011-04-26 22:06, hendersj wrote:
    > - Any post written before May 9 will not be re-encoded as UTF-8.
    > This means to view those posts, you will need to switch the encoding
    > to the appropriate code page. In other words, we are not converting
    > the old message content to be UTF-8 as that would require the forums
    > be offline for much longer.


    Perhaps that can be done later in background?

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    Thank you for that.

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    thanks... this will give a breath to the greek community but also to other communities who faced this problem!

    thanks again!

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