Happy Birthday to mtekk, our resident Linux expert, bane of spammers, and overall cool dude! Apparently a GPU computing midterm took up most of his actual bday, so here’s hoping that the rest of the weekend is appropriately birthday-licious :-). Thanks for all your hard work on Weblogs.us, we appreciate it!!!
Now Converted to UTF-8
I just made the switch to UTF-8 on the weblogs.us Movable Type server. The switch was due to requests from foreign language users needing it for their blogs. Beforehand I backed up all our data. If you have any new issues, post about them here. There is another thread for blog upgrade requests. Respectfully, -JD
Why we don’t use UTF-8 on Movable Type
(1) Date encoding problems (2) MT’s non-ascii XML-RPC support is possibly all broken (has this been fixed?) Original mention of non-ascii XML-RPC problems. (3) I think our original MT database corruption issues were related to invalid dates, possibly a result of using Zempt on a Movable Type setup with Berkley DB file system and UTF-8… Continue reading Why we don’t use UTF-8 on Movable Type
Support for More Languages in MT (Persian, Spanish)
Heidar sent the following, Dear Friends, I know how you can solve persian and other language posting problem, only two small change in mt.cfg file, first change must be in line 198 (or arround): NoHTMLEntries to 1, second in line 306 ” publiceCharset” to UTF-8. I must mention that this two changes do not have… Continue reading Support for More Languages in MT (Persian, Spanish)