Look at http://otakuhelpers.com/#news_2 under “entertainment news”. I have a problem with certain characters and Japanese characters showing up like:
“& #8220;”/“& #8217;”/ect… (no white space) are unconverted. Vbulletin causes the page to be sent as ISO-8859-1 when the page is not cached as it’s imported,
Appears to me to be wrong. An equal sign should be used, not a colon.
Is that your code above? I don’t see how vBulletin would get that wrong. For now, get rid of the UTF-8 line in your htaccess file. Comment out the line by placing a # sign before the line. Then debug from there. My guess is that vBulletin is sending a UTF-8 header meaning you don’t have to. Once you get this bug fixed then you can uncomment the line in htaccess and see if everything still works and continue using it if there is no bad effect. Right now you need to simplify to narrow down the problem.
That is my code, not vbulletins. I changed the colon to an equal sign and commented out the code in the .htaccess. I think it works now, but I’m not sure. I know it works sometimes when the page is cached, but it does not work correctly when vbulletin is loaded (every 30 seconds depending on if you are the first user or not).
I have to modify something in vbulletin to make it stop doing that to the page when vbulletin is loaded.