I have Splunk 6.2.0 and some data, that looks like syslog - but encoded with ugly CP1250 charset.
I wrote a rule to change sourcetype from 'syslog' to 'era', after matching some pattern - it works. I wrote a rule to extract host from a new sourcetype ('era' - my own) - it works too.
I wrote a rule for 'era' sourcetype to change CP (CHARSET = CP1250) - it DOESN'T work.
When I try to add new data with my sourcetype 'era' (stage 2 of 4- I see the rule as in the screenshoot : http://oi62.tinypic.com/idi3q8.jpg , but charset is not applied)
If I explicitly set sourcetype to 'era' - before indexing; then charset is recognised.
If I set sourcetype to syslog (my 'era' logs are very similar to syslog) - rules work, but charset remains incorrect.