the system appears to have set the collation in the database to latin1_swedish_ci and an error message is now appearing on some posts...
I beleive this is something to do with the collation setting in the database....General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]
Data too long for column 'post_text' at row 1 
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I tried changing the collation to rtf8_unicode_ci but get an error message
ALTER TABLE `phpbb3_posts` CHANGE `post_text` `post_text` MEDIUMTEXT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL
#1283 - Column 'post_text' cannot be part of FULLTEXT index
Any ideas please on how to rectify the board errors or the mysql error.