I have modified the Hot Potatoes import script so that it handles Unicode characters in the same that the main HotPot module does.
It was easier to do than I thought it would be, because the hard work figuring out the code had already been done. I basically just copied the unicode handling routines across from "mod/hotpot/lib.php".
The latest version of the import script is attached to this message. As before, please upload it to the following location on your Moodle site:
It should work fine for Moodle 1.5 and Moodle 1.6 - actually I think it works on ALL versions of Moodle
I believe the import script now handles unicode for every type of Hot Potatoes quiz. Furthermore, images, media players and other HTML tags may well be imported correctly as expected, rather than showing the HTML tags.
If you have time, please test all kinds of Hot Potatoes quiz using Chinese characters, and if possible some try importing quizzes which contain images as well.
If anybody else is listening and has some Hot Potatoes quizzes they wish to import, now is a good time to try importing them and send in feedback
There may well be some further things to fix, so please report back when you have a moment.
season's greetings to all!