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Offline Rusty Nuts

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403 errors and question marks
« on: December 07, 2018, 20:47:40 »
I'm getting 403 errors when trying to preview posts, and letters with French accents are changed to question marks. Wot's going' on?
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 21:02:52 »
Are you wearing a 'gillet jaune' RN?  :whistle:

Seriously, could this be teething probs with the new host? I don't preview posts.

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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 21:27:05 »
I'm going to preview this post.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 21:28:08 »
What I am seeing is an SSL Certificate error. I'll sort it tomorrow, too tired now.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 21:35:13 »
Trying to write Provencale with a cedilla. Took away the c and put in a ?  instead.


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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 21:56:01 »
It could be the language settings in your browser?

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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 21:56:44 »
I take that back, it does it to me too. I'll have a look tomorrow.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 19:17:07 »
OK, there is a solution to this, it involves converting the database (UTF-8) and associated language files.

It's a real ball ache (with the potential to go horribly wrong). I have to ask myself if the use of foreign characters is often enough to warrant the disruption?

On a brighter note, I did fix the SSL error.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 19:37:29 »
No. Forget the foreign characters, definitely. The occasional apostrophe and pound sign were being replaced with question marks, though. Don't know if that's the same issue. "Potential to go horribly wrong" would suggest leaving stuff alone.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 21:41:38 »
Ç çç
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 21:42:35 »
Well, look at me çčþßr
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 05:26:46 »
Show off.
What was it?
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 06:35:33 »
The Americanism filter was in Trump mode. It wouldn't allow anything foreign!
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 08:09:39 »
I took the plunge and converted the database to UTF-8.  :thumb:
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 13:12:59 »
It hasn't changed anything  :GRR:
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 14:38:09 »
Hasn't changed anything?

The site now accepts the international characters, what other issues are you seeing?
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 16:49:52 »
Silly me! I thought I wrote the word "retrospectively' in my post. I must have inadvertently deleted it ###
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 16:58:09 »
   Merçi.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2018, 17:06:39 »
Ah, no the upgrade won't change anything posted before the change.
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Re: 403 errors and question marks
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2018, 20:07:22 »
I'm still getting 403 "FORBIDDEN" errors when trying to post or preview.
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