Forum / BBS / Message board with UTF-8?

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After installing phpBB I encountered that despite the various languages  
available, it is not utf-8 compatible. Also I googled around and checked  
out tons of open source message boards available - but the information  
on character encoding used is usually not part of the announcement texts...

Are there utf-8 compatible, PHP-/MySQL-based BBS solutions around? I  
would highly appreciate some hints and also comments about your  
experiences with them!


Re: Forum / BBS / Message board with UTF-8?

Markus Ernst wrote:
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You could just modify phpBB to use utf-8


Re: Forum / BBS / Message board with UTF-8?

J.O. Aho schrieb:
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Thank you - I have seen this article, but I have some doubts about the  
approach. Maybe changing MySQL to UTF-8 is necessary when modifying  
existing forums. In the rest of my application, though, I found some  
other steps useful that are not mentioned in the article - such as  
sending an UTF-8 HTTP header, adding an accept-charset attribute to all  
form tags - but setting MySQL to UTF-8 was not necessary.

So I did not feel too much comfortable with this tutorial.

If I don't find a bbs application that uses UTF-8 natively, I think I  
will prefer miniBB; it looks just smaller and easier to modify.


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