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How to post arabic discussions?

edited August 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
When I post discussions In arabic on my forum I get question marks like ?? ????? ??! instead of arabic letters... I know I must edit sumthin' but no Idea wut...And how do I make the whole vanilla from RTL...?! tried changin' the floats In vanilla.CSS to right but didn't work !

any help is appreciated.


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    You probably need to adjust the character encoding:
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    I added this code line to conf/settings.php
    $Configuration['DATABASE_CHARACTER_ENCODING'] = 'utf8';
    but nathin' changed and I still can't see arabic letters!
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    Have you read the whole document? It needs to match with the database encoding among other things.
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    edited August 2007
    garret, thanx.
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    wut about the RTL issue? how can I accomplish that? I want everythin' 2 be from right to left ...
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    I've never had the need to do this, so I don't know the pro's and con's or which methods work best, but I do know there are several ways

    Edit your languages/definitions-arabic.php file, and change $Context->Dictionary['XMLLang'] = 'en-ca'; to $Context->Dictionary['XMLLang'] = 'ar" dir="rtl';

    If that doesn't work, try adding direction: rtl; to the second or third line of themes/Vanilla/styles/vanilla.css

    And last, you could try using the invisible character that reverses text direction.

    You might have to use only one or a combination of the above methods--let us know what works best.
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    The first method works but the style goes bad... The second method doesn't work... And I have no Idea what to do with the third method ! :D Is there any way I can make only the discussions and their title from RTL? Thanx alot.
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    First method is probably the best one then... Might have to tweak some things in the style... Does this site look normal? If not, what should be different?
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    It doesn't look normal to me!
    They can't even spell Macintosh! (in the Banner) pic

    Posted: Friday, 3 August 2007 at 1:14PM

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    It looks pretty normal actually ... and exactly what I wanted. I'll try tweakin' the style by myself, thanx 'gain.
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