What happened with German letters?

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  1. tarant

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    #1 tarant, Aug 12, 2014
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    Since the relocation of the Forum servers German letters disappeared... Instead ä ö ü ß ü you can only see symbols:
    Germanletters.jpg GRumlaut missing.jpg

    Germanletters.jpg GRumlaut missing.jpg
     
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    #3 Tom McIntyre, Aug 12, 2014
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    Is it supposed to say Börk Master Clock?

    We had two different character sets in the English language settings (which is the only language we support). Characters were being converted between UTF-8 that was used by the editor and iso-8859-1 that was designated to display pages.

    I changed the display setting to UTF-8 because I had no means to readily change the other.

    utf-8 will display all the European characters, but the encoding is different. I do not know how to generate the accented characters on my keyboard, so I use the insert function in MS Word to create them.

    I am trying to find some way to do an edit of the database to make the conversion to the UTF-8 encoding from the bits and pieces that are currently iso-8859-1.

    Critical single instances can be corrected by an Admin or Moderator but there are many thousands of affected characters.
     
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    #4 tarant, Aug 12, 2014
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    No, should be Bürk. This symbol � replaced both ö and ü .
     
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    Ö Ü can be generated with Alt 153 and Alt 154. For a handy reference you're welcome to this. Hold ALT while you input the number in the left column
     

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    #6 Tom McIntyre, Aug 12, 2014
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    I also found that my keyboard supports ctrl/:,o and similar keystroke sequences for accented letters. That does not work inside this CKEditor interface.
     
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    #7 John Hubby, Aug 13, 2014
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    If you are using an Apple computer, the option key held down with pressing the appropriate keyboard letter or number shows the German correctly: Söhne, Schloß, Gebrüder, etc.
     
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    BTW. French letters are destroyed, too :(

    FireShot Screen Capture #740 - 'Post Your Farcot Clocks Here - Page 20' - mb_nawcc_org_showthrea.jpg
     
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    #9 Tom McIntyre, Aug 17, 2014
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    The problem .involves all languages that are represented in the 256 character UTF-8 character set. Some parts of our software were using UTF-8 while other parts were using the 16 bit characters for accented characters. The conflict was causing problems and the only available solution was to use UTF-8 everywhere. Eugéne Farcot is available as is Eugène Farçot. The current damaged text will be repaired as soon as i find the proper tool. I don't want to retype the old posts and I don't know what all the words should be. ;)
     
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    You should be able to correct this problem using the HTML editor. However, that does require oversight.
     

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