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Polish characters in data table replaced by numerical code

Thread began 5/30/2013 9:37 am by Roxana | Last modified 5/30/2013 12:15 pm by Roxana | 261 views | 2 replies |


Polish characters in data table replaced by numerical code


I added Polish to the list of languages for our internet shop. For data entry, I used pages generated with DataAssist. The charset is set to ISO-8859-1.

All Polish special characters were automatically converted into numerical code, and the display on the webpages converted back to Polish characters again. So far that's good.

However, when I export the database tables into Excel or OpenOffice, the numerical code is not converted back into legible Polish characters. I need this done though, because the translator has to correct the entries.

My attempt at a solution was to enter data as Polish characters (not numerical code). Export works fine then, but I have not been able to display the characters properly on the webpage. I then changed the coalition to utf8_general_ci both on the webpage and the data table, but still the Polish characters are not displayed correctly.

Are there any settings I can use to display Polish characters when they are not entered into the database as numerical code?

Or is there a way to export tables with numerical code, that will convert into characters?

Thank you for any help :)

Update: I learned that ISO 8859-1 does not include polish, but ISO 8859-2 does. I can't use two different charsets on the same page though, or can I? Would that mean there is no way around the numerical code?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Use Dynamic Connections for the database connection.

In Dynamic Connections, you can select the character set to be used by the connection, set it to the UTF 8 character set.

also use the UTF 8 character set on your pages.

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Jason, that worked like a charm. Thank you sooo much.

I changed the data entry pages as well, and just by updating each product, the numerical code is replaced. That is better than doing the data entry all over again.

Thanks :)

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