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UTF-8 problem? Cannot search users in Mahara

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22 March 2011, 7:39 AM


Our platform is Windows 2003 server, PostgreSQL, IIS+PHP version 5.2.11, Mahara version 1.2.5

I have following problem.

Every time I try to search any user name which contains national characters (e.g. nováková) in Mahara  only error page shows up.

"A nonrecoverable error occured. This probably means you have encountered a bug in the system"

Searching names without national characters works OK.

In PHP error log i have noticed this:

Failed to get a recordset: postgres7 error: [-1: ERROR:  invalid byte sequence for encoding "UTF8": 0xe3a16b

HINT:  This error can also happen if the byte sequence does not match the encoding expected by the server, which is controlled by "client_encoding".] in EXECUTE("...

Database in PostgreSQL was created using following command:
  WITH OWNER = ....
       ENCODING = 'UTF8'
       LC_COLLATE = 'Czech, Czech Republic'
       LC_CTYPE = 'Czech, Czech Republic'

When i checked inside database tables in Mahara i found that username "nováková" is saved correctly. 

I has already set&checked client_encoding=UTF8 variable for postgresql, even set default_charset=UTF-8 variable in php.ini.

All to no avail Cry

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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