WordPress, HungryFEED and (french) accented words.

Last time I moved my (WordPress) Web site, I started from scratch ; mostly because I did a lot of testings on the previous instance. Anyway… On the “News” page, I use the HungryFEED plugin to aggregate on a single page the few RSS feeds I daily read. Some are written in English and some are French. Since I moved the WP instance, the accented words were messy.

I checked the links I use with the Safari RSS reader and there were correctly rendered. So there were only two options : either Apache on NetBSD as issues, or I was missing stuff in php.ini.

It turned out that I was just missing the Multibyte String extension. Here’s what it looked like without and with it.

 

I just had to:

# pkg_add php53-mbstring-5.3.5.tgz
# /usr/pkg/etc/php.ini
(...)
extension=mbstring.so
(...)
# /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/apache restart

et voilà.

That’s All Folks!

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