#2049 Character encoding problem


I've found encoding issue with PostgreSQL Database Server
administration module. My Webmin service usually displays pages
in french using the "iso-8859-1" character set (I think it's the same
encoding in english anyway). But unfortunately, my database
content is encoded into UTF-8, so when I browse trough the data or
try to insert or update new records, I get bad characters and wrong

I think it would be far better to encode all Webmin localization in
UTF-8 by default: this encoding have the advantage to support all
kind of characters and to need only one byte to encode ASCII and
ISO-8859-1 characters as well.

Another enhancement would be to support PostgreSQL database
encoding detection to make Webmin behave correctly with data.


  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2005-04-19
    • status: open --> closed
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2005-04-19

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    I will add a simple solution for this to the next Webmin
    release - an option on the Module Config page to specify the
    encoding format for database content, which you could set to
    Changing all existing Webmin translations to UTF-8 would be
    too complex, as there are thousands of lines of translated
    text already.


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