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French Characters display as �

Thread began 2/29/2012 12:09 pm by doug425125 | Last modified 5/18/2012 6:27 am by doug425125 | 2910 views | 17 replies


I had the same problem and solved it this way:

1. Charset should be defined this way:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

even for HTML5 pages.

2. In the connection string add the following lines:

mysql_query("SET CHARACTER SET UTF8", $ConnectionName);
mysql_query("SET NAMES UTF8", $ConnectionName);

3. If you entered your data via a ISO charset page, export the data into Excel (Windows) via XML-File and reimport it. Make sure you database is set to UTF-8 and import/export is set to UTF8 too

Hope this helps ...

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