Posts written in Russian look alright; but comments to them are displayed in garbage. My installation is an upgrade from 4.1.6 where everything worked fine (but only the original basic_conf file is there, I deleted all other files before installing new v5 files)
The locale for both the db and the blog is US-utf8. I suspect there's something I should change in the conf files and maybe I did it with v4 but I completely forgot what and where to change. And in any case, this version is different, so I'd appreciate any help.
Experimenting with it, I found that when I post comments anonymously, they display fine. If I then log in (as admin) and post another comment, then this logged-in comment will display in garbage, AND the previous, anonymous comments, will display in question marks. And that's how they'll stay, both in Blog view and Admin view (so I can't read the comments in Admin view) UNTIL I LOG OUT. When I log out, the question marks become letters again (and the garbage posted by admin stays as garbage). How very interesting :(
Here's an example page with a russian post (displayed well) and some russian comments (garbage by admin and ???? or normal text by anonymous).
Ah, and just for an experiment, let me see if this forum works - it's also b2 v5, right?
Привет мир ('Hello world' in Russian)