Help with Error: POSIX collating elements are not supported

Alan Hogan contact at
Fri Dec 9 19:00:28 EST 2011

The maintainer is Michel Fortin, who is quite talented and a good maintainer.

However, I’m not sure how much time he really has for the project anymore (it’s been years since he created the influential PHP Markdown Extra language/script).

On Dec 9, 2011, at 2:38 PM, Bowerbird at wrote:

> doug said:

> > I hope this is the right place to get help fixing

> > an error when using Markdown on our servers.


> not really, but there exists no such place, so

> this place is probably as good as any other... :+)



> > Compilation failed: POSIX collating elements

> > are not supported at offset 116

> > in /[PATH]/markdown.php on line 974


> the error message points to line 974 of "markdown.php".


> that is, the error comes from the .php script which does

> your markdown conversion for you. i'm not familiar with

> who maintains "markdown.php", but i guess they'll pop in

> and help you soon, assuming they're monitoring this list.


> it might well be the case, though, that there are _several_

> people who've coded php scripts to do convert markdown.


> moreover, your script might've been modified by someone

> at umichigan, in which case "line 974" might be misleading.


> so if you would post your copy of "markdown.php", it will

> help people here track down your bug for you, and fix it...

> (make sure the license enables you to do a public posting,

> but most markdown scripts are of the open-source type.)


> it might also help to see examples of an _input_ text-file

> which triggers the problem. (if they all do, just give one.)


> -bowerbird

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