The case scenario
The typical scenario with WordPress and languages is the following :
You get your private hosting, you rush away to your control panel , go to goodies like fantastico tools, install wordpress with the click of a button ! ( who wouldn’t do that ? )
You start blogging… but then after a while, you read an article about the importance of localization and about the millions of users who speak only arabic , so you decide it is time to add some arabic content or to participate in some translation/coverage/live-tweeting event in order to lurk those millions of visitors to your site.
Swiftly, you load yamli, copy paste the text, push the publish button…. but all you will be getting is :
” ????? ?? ?????????? ???? ?????? ??????????? ”
My advice for you is to run to your first geek friend and ask. If no one is online or if everyone is ignoring you , here is an explanation and a solution to your problem
Fantastico installed a database for wordpress to use , this database has a “language” , it means that it can contain specific set of characters, you have swedish, chinese, latin, arabic encoding for example. The technical term is “collation” , you can grab a full description about it here
Since the WordPress-install tool by default doesn’t tell ur database to understand arabic, what you have to do is simply change this setting in your database .
Sadly, from my experience so far , changing the collation for the database only won’t work ! you will have to change the fields collation manually – check the presentation for a step by step guide
step2: find phpMyAdmin and click it
step3: select your database
step4 : select the table
If you are still having trouble, don’t hesitate to contact me :)Read More