unicode library error

i'm getting the following error in my drupal set up:

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Unicode library      Error
Multibyte string input conversion in PHP is active and must be disabled. Check the php.ini mbstring.http_input setting. Please refer to the PHP mbstring documentation for more information.
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i read about multibyte strings. if i understand it correctly i probably have nothing to worry about unless i put added a language like chinese or some other that doesn't fit into 256 bits.

am i correct? i'm on a shared host. do need to tell them to disable mbstring.http_input?

thanks for your help.
tony
tjazzvibeAsked:
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steelseth12Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes mbstring is for languages such as chinese , japanese etc.

Did a search for your specific problem and it  seems that if you set

mbstring.http_input ='pass' it should do the trick.

http://www.nabble.com/Turning-off-multibyte-support--t4788384.html
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tjazzvibeAuthor Commented:
i added your code but it created an error. i found this code and the message is gone!
php_value mbstring.http_input pass
php_value mbstring.http_output pass

thanks for your help! i really appreciate it!
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steelseth12Commented:
You would put this in php.ini
mbstring.http_input ='pass'

this you would put in .htaccess

php_value mbstring.http_input pass
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tjazzvibeAuthor Commented:
the code he supplied didn't work but he did all the research for me, so when i looked over what he sent i could figure everything out! it was great!
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tjazzvibeAuthor Commented:
oh man, i'm sorry !!!  i misunderstood you. my fault.

well anyway the site works now and you were a big help.

thanks so much
tony
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