blog troubles

Over the holidays I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2 and immediately found that all the accented characters in the posts ‘corrupted’.

The solution was to add this line to the file /wp-includes/wp-db.php after line 43. Here’s the code in context:

function wpdb($dbuser, $dbpassword, $dbname, $dbhost) {

$this->dbh = @mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpassword);

mysql_query(“SET NAMES ‘utf8’”); // unicode support on!

if (!$this->dbh) {


This article describes the problem and the solution.

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About escdotdot

Researching contemporary art, sound, and experimental music in China. Living in Hong Kong. With a PhD from Hong Kong Baptist University, Academy of Visual Arts.

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