Instructables

Can't read Russian?

why is it when someone makes a comment in russian that is shows up on the IBLE as a random string of characters, but when I go to their profile it shows the correct letters?

I am able to copy the russian text from the profile comments and run it through a translation program to find out what is said, so that is not
a problem ... I am just wondering why it comes up as gobbldy-gookk on the IBLE.

Re-design2 years ago
Sounds like the ible editor doesn't have the correct text set but the profile editor has the correct set.
Well, in my opinion, comments and instructables should only be posted in English, since English is the language the website. However, you are simply trying to convert them TO English (despite being an English website), and that sounds like a possible bug report.

For those who speak another language, I recommend using
"http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=ru&u=http%3A%2F%2Finstructables.com%2F"
to view instructables, in your native language.

As for the question at hand, I'd say send a message to one of the staff, you could win a free pro membership!
Lorddrake (author)  Awesome-aniac2 years ago
I posted this in the "bugs" section of the forum .. will see where it goes

http://www.instructables.com/community/problem-displaying-russian/