The R7x Smart Dashboard uses the character set of the Windows client for example German character set WINDOWS-1252. If a company works internationally, it can happen that there are several character set in the R7x policy (German->WINDOWS-1252, Russian -> CP1251,...) . Then this solution does not work when you upgrading to R80.x.
In this case, in some files, for example in objekts_5_0.C (please backup them :-), you should replace the corresponding character set manually.
If a wrong encoding was selected, then the upgrade would still succeed, but during the upgrade, contents of object fields that contain non-English characters
will be converted to an ASCII representation of bytes used for the original text in the field.
For example, the Russian word for 'hello' ('ïðèâåò') in CP1251 encoding will be converted to the following string: 'ef_f0_e8_e2_e5_f2'
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