This list used to be on Gumtree's website but I can't find it anymore. This is quite a thorough list though it still needs some work.

This is a note to myself but also to anyone out there who's spent as long as I did looking for a solution to this. Maybe it's just me but this is the scenario:

  1. Joomla works fine with international characters
  2. A Module Extension I wrote for Joomla! displayed funny characters.
  3. The Joomla! articles were displaying the correct characters for that language set.
  4. I needed to make my extension read data from a MySQL database and display the caracters as intended with UTF8.

I tried enough extensions and forum solutions, and although these changes would have an effect on the module (such as take away accents and convert to ASCII), they weren't what we were looking for.

The quick solution was to make the script run a MySQL command at the start:
SET NAMES 'utf8'
Now I need to run this command from within a Joomla! extension using the mysql Joomla! classes, here's how I've used in this script pulling IDs and titles from the a sample table:

So I've started this list to make sure I don't spend so long anymore on debugging code. The aim of this article is to quickly suggest ways of pinpointing the source of the problem:

This is if  you have an FLV file and you don't want any fancy management system, you just want your FLV to play on your webpage.

The following example is a demonstration of how to do this without installing anything on your webserver.

 I like to use flowplayer for this example but my own systems can't use a solution as crude as this.

  1. Copy the below code (beginning and ending with object tags)
  2. Paste it into your HTML page
  3. Replace both instances of the text "http://my.video.com/myVideo.flv" with the full url of your own FLV.
  4. Save the HTML page and publish

The Code: