I hate GUI which slow my works down.
I usually use nkf to convert things to UTF-8 (without BOM) as following:
$ iconv --help
Usage: iconv [OPTION...] [FILE...]
Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another.
Input/Output format specification:
-f, --from-code=NAME encoding of original text
-t, --to-code=NAME encoding for output
-l, --list list all known coded character sets
-c omit invalid characters from output
-o, --output=FILE output file
-s, --silent suppress warnings
--verbose print progress information
-?, --help Give this help list
--usage Give a short usage message
-V, --version Print program version
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional
for any corresponding short options.
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
How to convert old and unmaintained translations from ISO to Unicode UTF-8*
* UTF-8 without Byte of Mark
1. U need editor like NotePad Plus, u can get it from http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/news.php?lang=uk
2. Open the selected file from modules\module-name\language\selected-language\thefile.php
Now press CTRL+A for Select All, then CTRL+C to copy the selection into your clipboard, then pick the drop-down menu format, and select
Encode in UTF-8 without BOM and press CTRL+V to paste it from your clipboard, then save it and re-upload it to your XOOPS 2.2/Impress 1.1 language folder.
If u click by mistake Encode in UTF-8 u will get blank page. OOPS core can't recognize UTF-8 encoded files. You can solve the blank page problem, by repeating the above procedure.
If u do this for XOOPS 18.104.22.168, u will get everything else as symbols on your screen, but not your language :)
If u wanna try this on XCL, feel free to do it and report any results :)
The following procedure works on any XOOPS up to phppp 22.214.171.124, and there is no need to apply "USE MULTIBYTE 1" in your language\global.php.
For OOPSes up to 2.0.17 (from 126.96.36.199), u simply have to set in global.php UTF-8 instead of ISO, and to add to your .htaccess the following line.
First u need to download XIGG 1.0.0
Second u need a GNU Gettext editor like PO Edit
Now extract somewhere xigg-1.0.0b1 (xigg-1.0.0), 1.0.0b1 doesn't have any changes except the version number.
on line 154, u have to found