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How to edit my configurations to encode French special characters (é à ê è)?

Naaba
New Member

Hi,

I am importing data from Gitlab to Splunk.
The data imported are in French and contains special characters like é, à, è, ê.
Data imported in Splunk are not well encoded.

For example when importing "Définition" I got "D�finition" in Splunk

I tried to configure Splunk (props.conf) with others charsets (UTF-8, latin-1) but nothing works.

Can anyone help me please?

Thank you

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aaraneta_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Read this first:

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Data/Configurecharactersetencoding

Now, have you tried this in props.conf:

[host::<YourFrenchHost>]
CHARSET=AUTO

Make sure that the line uses ALL-CAPS.

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mdelwaide
Path Finder

Have you tried this encoding in your props.conf ?

[SOURCETYPE]
CHARSET=CP1252

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ddrillic
Ultra Champion

You need to figure out the encoding of the source. The following tool helped me many times in the past - Encoding tool

So, you can capture one character from the source data and paste it in the tool's text box. Then you need to see whether it matches one of the encoding the tool supports.

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