Hi Dmitry,

Review Board is designed to work entirely with UTF-8, but it's up to the
database to use the correct encoding. It's possible that yours isn't set for

When did you create your database, and what version of MySQL are you using?

You should be able to see the character set of the columns using:

    SHOW FULL COLUMNS FROM reviews_review;

Look at the collation column. If you see anything other than utf8 for, say,
body_top, then you'll need to convert the database.

This article may be useful for figuring out how to convert to UTF-8.



Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
Review Board - http://www.review-board.org
VMware, Inc. - http://www.vmware.com

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Dmitry Konyshev <dmitry.konys...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> First of all, many thanks to the developers of this wonderful piece of
> software!
> Please help me with the following issue:
> When I use non-ASCII characters in comments (specifically, cyrillic
> characters), they are turned into question marks once comments are
> published. I looked at the mysql's reviews_comment table and found
> that the characters are broken in the table also.
> How can this be fixed?
> Regards,
> Dmitry
> >

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