Symbols in Topic Titles

Hey all,

You’ve all seen me around over the last few years as we work towards moving our large community from xenForo to discourse, and we’ve gotten ever closer to this goal, even though we’ve had to take our time on it.

One of the things I’m trying to resolve right now is UTF8/Symbols in Topic Titles,

Here is what it looks like on our current live site:

Here’s what it looks like on our discourse dev site:


Does anyone have any ideas or advice they could provide?

I’d like to Romanize or render this if possible.

Isn’t this an import mistake? Unicode should be accepted in topic titles just fine.


The Ruby MySQL client was using utf8 instead of utf8mb4 to connect in the import script.

All fixed :slight_smile:


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