Dear in Christ,
We apologize for the month of downtime. It is a long story of a saga of moving twice to two different service providers (one actually lied to us about features!) and finding corrupted forum issues. Thanks to user Strelets, who spent many many hours this past week fixing the database, it is now in tip top, cleaned-up shape. Unfortunately, the foreign language characters were a casualty. Strelets, Robert, and I will discuss some possibilities but in the long run, it may be that we have to manually edit the posts (I have some backups from long ago that can alleviate some of this possibly).
For the time being, however, if in your username or signature you have messed up foreign language characters, please fix it manually yourself as soon as possible. If you do not have the permission level to do this, please contact me via PM with what you want it to be and I will fix it for you.
We all owe Strelets a big THANK YOU!!!
Stay tuned for more info.