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strange characters in db

Thread began 10/05/2016 3:40 pm by art226587 | Last modified 10/06/2016 1:20 pm by art226587 | 358 views | 1 replies


strange characters in db

Hi, is there a way to preserve special characters so that they get stored correctly in the db instead of turning into these groups of "???" q-marks (see attachment)? I can identify in this example that apostrophes (not foot marks), quote marks (not inch marks), ellipses (...) and em dashes are currently getting garbled.

My client is likely pasting content from mixed sources such as MS Outlook and/or MS Word - I know, I know.

The character set on the form page is set as such: <meta charset="utf-8">.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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