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UTF-8 problem when migrating data

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Community Member, 56 Posts

9 November 2012 at 4:41am

Hi kurthv,

I presume you got this sorted as the pages seem to work?



Community Member, 2 Posts

9 November 2012 at 4:54am

Hi mattclegg,

YES, but the solution was very weird!

I had to manually convert the exported database dump:
iconv --from-code UTF-8 --to-code ms-ansi -c usr_web46_1.sql > ms-ansi.txt

Then I could import the file "ms-ansi.txt" using phpMyadmin on the new server.

No idea why this worked???

Best regards,
Volker :-)


Community Member, 87 Posts

31 January 2014 at 7:11am

Hi kurthv,

thank you a lot for posting your solution. It saved my evening while converting a site from SS 2.3.3 to 3.1.2.

I hope Umlauts are more robust now...

Cheers, wmk


Community Member, 37 Posts

20 August 2014 at 12:53pm

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