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[SOLVED] Tagcloud: Umlaute / Special Characters

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Community Member, 28 Posts

12 August 2010 at 3:13am

Edited: 12/08/2010 3:32am

The tag cloud widget wouldn't display my special characters (German Umlauts such as ä,ö,ü) though all templates are utf-8.
To fix this, go to /blog/code/widgets/TagCloudWidget.php and in Line 56:

$theseTags = split(" *, *", strtolower(trim($entry->Tags)));
$theseTags = split(" *, *", mb_strtolower(trim($entry->Tags)));

Aside from the tagcloud widget there was yet another function/module/place where i had to replace strtolower recently. But i forgot. Maybe it was a custom limitCharacters function. Anyway. Maybe it's a hint for resolving garbled umlauts that appear on other places.


Community Member, 9 Posts

1 November 2010 at 11:01am

Thanks Ralf, you made my day ;-)

cheers, vr


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

1 November 2010 at 5:45pm

derralf good note - this should probably be changed in the module so if it hasn't been raised yet make a ticket on for the blog module.