When I try to access the install program from my browser, I get this message from Drupal.

It sounds like there should be a php.ini file where I can disable the string input function, but I can't find any such file. Maybe I'm not understanding the message.

Jedson

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jedson’s picture

Got in a hurry and put the quote in wrong. Here is what I get.

Multibyte string input conversion in PHP is active and must be disabled. Check the php.ini mbstring.http_input setting. Please refer to the PHP mbstring documentation for more information. (Currently using Unicode library Error)

Jedson

jsimonis’s picture

A friend is having a similar error on their site. This shows up on the Status Report page in their Drupal 5.1 site:

Unicode library Error
Multibyte string input conversion in PHP is active and must be disabled. Check the php.ini mbstring.http_input setting. Please refer to the PHP mbstring documentation for more information.

There isn't such a setting in their php.ini file as far as I can see. What line(s) should I be editing and/or adding to fix this problem?

Thanks.

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the_other_mac’s picture

"Me too!"
From reading around, it seems that putting this line in .htaccess may help some people:

php_flag mbstring.encoding_translation Off

However it doesn't solve it for me, probably due to restrictions in the host's httpd.conf. I can't help wondering if this is a new issue introduced in 5.1. Will explore further.

the_other_mac’s picture

The same problem existed in 4.7. However I solved my situation using one of the suggestions in this thread: http://drupal.org/node/87138

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hansrossel’s picture

You can get this in Drupal 7 when you forget to copy .htaccess.