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Strange characters in email and database

Thread began 10/01/2009 9:16 am by John Langer | Last modified 12/29/2009 10:50 pm by John Langer | 5315 views | 10 replies


Got it! But not sure about solution...

I checked how the text renders in gmail and it looks fine. So I went to the specific field in the db and saw that the characters are incorrect in the db already:

amazingly… Patrick Liew form Lancôme arranged that we spend a day at The Lancôme Institute, and if that was not enough, ended with getting our hair treated at the L’Oreal Hair Spa!</p> <p>

I then remembered the same issue I had about 6 months ago with the database encoding on another website. An experienced web developer helped me to correct things, but I cannot remember where to change the code. He gave me this line to replace in that instance:

Replace sql_set_charset:

mysql_query("SET DBFIELD 'utf8'", $mydbname) or die(mysql_error());

I know the problem is caused by the db encoding. How can I correct this?

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