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Greek characters are stored in two different formats?

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asked Nov 30 in Q2A Core by bobptz
I think there is a problem with the encoding of Greek characters on this Q2A site, look at this post:


In the Question you will see a string in Greek: "Ιάκοβος" (right after "Thank you").  It is stored in UTF-8 (I think) as it appears exactly like this in the source code of the page: "Ιάκοβος".

Now go to the Answer of this post.  You will notice a string: "Hello Ιάκοβος".  This is stored with "HTML character codes", if you go to the source code you will see:

Hello Ιάκοβος

So the Greek name Ιάκοβος is stored in two different encodings in the same page.  How can I change this?  I want the simple utf-8 used everywhere.

BTW, in this q2a site, it works fine, look at this thread:


The letter "Λ" has the correct encoding (utf-8) in the question, answer, and comment section:

test (question): Λ
test (comment): Λ
test (answer): Λ
Q2A version: 1.8.0
commented Dec 2 by bobptz
moved Dec 2 by bobptz
Some test in Greek (Ελληνικά). From word doc.
commented Dec 2 by bobptz
moved Dec 2 by bobptz
Some test in Greek (Ελληνικά).  From word text editor.
commented Dec 2 by bobptz
moved Dec 2 by bobptz

Some test in Greek (Ελληνικά). Bolded.

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answered Dec 2 by bobptz


After some more tests I found this: 

Only posts with formating (eg BOLD text) have a problem.  When I remove the bold, the Greek chars appear normal in the source code.  However this only happens on my website.  When I tested it here, the source code is always correct. 

So there must be a configuration problem on my website.

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answered Dec 2 by bobptz
I read this related bug report/fix about CK-Editor here:

So I added this line in the file qa-plugin/wysiwyg-editor/ckeditor/config.js :
config.entities_greek = false;

Unfortunatelly it did not fix the problem.