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Postby boardhopper » 2006-06-17 08:22 pm

I love the new version. Thank you.
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Postby Bradyok » 2006-06-17 09:46 pm

Are there any changes since RC1?
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Postby Jeremy » 2006-06-17 10:04 pm

there have been several very minor bug fixes since rc1
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Postby Matt » 2006-06-18 10:15 am

Basti wrote:actually, if i dont need the new features ( which are good, but not nessacary for me )
and my skin is loading fast

do i need to upgrade? is this version safer then 5.03 ?

There are improvements in the indexing of the database which means there should be a speed increase with the ranking system in 5.1. It could also help reduce server load.
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Postby smartzul » 2006-06-19 05:14 pm

Thanks for the new release. I'll try to install this script. :)
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Postby Nobody » 2006-06-20 07:05 pm

Thanks Jeremy.

Slightly shocked regarding the appearance of my toplist, its skin and database output, I soon figured out that the charset once again was the hotspot of my PHP troubles. I changed this:
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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />


...to this:
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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" />


The changes above regards all users using languages wich includes å, ä, ö and other strange non-English characters, like the Scandinavian languages and German too.

Maybe there is a way to simply automate this so that it supports all languages by default, as in previous versions? Perhaps putting a line in the language file where one may point out the correct charset according to the respective language would do.

Thanks.
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Postby Jeremy » 2006-06-20 07:19 pm

i hate all these different charsets.

it is my understanding that utf-8 can display any character. so, i converted all the language files to utf-8 and used that meta tag in wrapper.html to set utf-8 as the default. when i tested all the language files, all the special characters displayed for me. is that not the case for other people? does this vary from browser to browser or something?
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Postby Nobody » 2006-06-20 08:26 pm

I always have these problems with Anglo-American script writers setting up their scripts in UTF-8.

I think UTF-8 supports Russian and Polish and some other "abnorm" languages, but it doesn't support German and Scandinavian languages.
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Postby Jeremy » 2006-06-20 08:51 pm

the german language file was not properly encoded (oops) but now it seems to be working. http://www.aardvarktopsitesphp.com/topsites/ can you see any errors? what other languages have you seen problems in?

according to wikipedia, utf-8 should be able to display any character. so, if possible, i would like to get it to work just to keep things consistent. i believe xhtml is technically required to be utf-8.
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Postby Nobody » 2006-06-21 07:02 am

Well, maybe if you use &aumls and such commands UTF-8 would work out well. I don't know.

The German letter "ü" doesn't function properly in your topsite list at the moment.
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Postby Jeremy » 2006-06-21 10:36 am

it looks like ü is working to me. there are a couple on the gateway page that appear fine. they don't work for you? or are there others that don't work?

what OS and browser are you using?
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Postby Nobody » 2006-06-21 12:56 pm

No, it doesn't appear properly in my browser (IE 6):

Zugang mit "Hit In" für die Seite, von der Sie kommen.

Zugang ohne "Hit In" für die Seite, von der Sie kommen.
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Postby ilyas » 2006-06-21 01:02 pm

Nobody wrote:No, it doesn't appear properly in my browser (IE 6):

Zugang mit "Hit In" für die Seite, von der Sie kommen.

Zugang ohne "Hit In" für die Seite, von der Sie kommen.

ü's appear as "ü" in my browser too. Firefox 1.5.0.4...
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Postby Jeremy » 2006-06-21 01:58 pm

ok, i was just joking when i said it would work. now it will really work. i forgot to put the encoding in the gateway page. i just tested it on firefox, opera, and konqueror and they all worked fine. no IE though, as i run linux.
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Postby Jeremy » 2006-06-21 02:07 pm

utf-8 will work, but not if data is stored in some other encoding. i guess i should just admit defeat on this whole issue. if someone wants to change the encoding of the language files back to whatever archaic standard is typically used, please send it to me (webmaster@aardvarkind.com). i'm not sure how to do it and i'm not sure what all the various encodings are. also let me know what the encoding is, so i can have it put in the page.

doesn't it seem silly that in 2006 we still need different character encodings for every language?

oh well.
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