Installation help

 
 
Picture of Willie Thomas
installing Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411)
 

I'm Trying to install Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411) onto a webhost server.

Everything went ok til I get to "Server checks" page

The fist item check is 'Unicode' - the report for this: 

  must be installed and enabledmust be installed and enabled

It is required that you store all your data in Unicode format (UTF-8). New installations must be performed into databases that have their default character set as Unicode.  If you are upgrading, you should perform the UTF-8 migration process (see the Admin page).

 I went to my webhost database and checked that the MySQL connection collation reads: utf8 unicode ci

  1. i Updated the database and refreshed the 'server check' page but there was NO CHANGE.
  2. I restarted the instalation and the result is the same.

 

What am I missing??

Any help would be appreciated.

 
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Gareth J Barnard
Re: installing Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411)
Group DevelopersGroup Particularly helpful Moodlers

Dear Willie,

Try entering the following SQL query just in case:

alter database yourdbname charset = utf8;

Cheers,

Gareth

 
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Picture of Willie Thomas
Re: installing Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411)
 

Thanks worked like magicsmile

 
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Picture of Howard Miller
Re: installing Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411)
Group DevelopersGroup Documentation writersGroup Particularly helpful Moodlers

Just to be clear - the collation is nothing to do with it (that's just how strings are compared to each other). It's the 'default character set' that you need to worry about.

 
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Picture of Willie Thomas
Re: installing Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411)
 

Thanks

 
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Picture of dave drink
Re: installing Moodle 2.4.3+ (Build: 20130411)
 
Worked for me too ... same problem!
 
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