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Fix the weird characters/symbols in posts.
Mod Version: 1.00, by borbole (Coder/Designer) borbole is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.2 Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 36
Released: 28 Mar 2010 Last Update: 10 Apr 2010 Downloads: 328
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This mod will allow you to fix the weird characters/symbols that appear at your forum when you move hosts and/or reatore a database due to the coallition characters conflict in the db.
For ex when all your posts appear with a bunch of Â@@ or whatever characters. All you have to do is enter those weird characters at the mod settings and then enter the right symbols that you want to replace and all your problems will be solved.

It can aslo be used to replace text. It can be whatever text you want.


To install the mod, upload the includes folder to your forum root folder and then import the wierd_symbol_fix.xml file inside the mod package to Plugins&Products in the acp of your forum. Then go to the mod setting option: Fix Wierd Symbols. It can be found on the left side of the Admin Panel, right above the Maintenace section. And enter the information accordingly.

Note: After doing the replacement, go to: Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters and run Rebuild Post Cache.

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Hi Borbole

I've tried running this mod on 4.2 and Rebuilding Post Cache

I have these symbols: ‚„ all over the oldest parts of our forum. I'm trying to replace the text with nothing, is this possible?

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Old 05 May 2013, 14:48
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does this works for 4.2 ???
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Old 20 Oct 2013, 21:08
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Ignore, fixed by escaping the character I wanted to replace. Great mod, thanks.

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Old 24 Feb 2016, 10:18
markoroots markoroots is offline
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I'm running the 4.2.3 and work well.

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Old 05 Dec 2019, 09:56
markoroots markoroots is offline
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Real name: Marco Miglietta
Originally Posted by borbole View Post
Glad to hear that it worked for you. I plan to fix the slow issue soon.

Hi Borbole, I have tried to run the mod this morning but my site crash after I run the rebuild of the posts cache. I don't know if was depended from this. Do you know if the mod work also for the Vb 4.2.5?
Or also if some one use it with this version I ask if can please let me know.
Thanks in advance

Last edited by markoroots; 05 Dec 2019 at 20:34.
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