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Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row
Posted by: Rick James ()
Date: September 12, 2011 11:30AM

I don't think you should ever have to use utf8_encode() or utf8_decode(). I suspect they are the problem.

TRUNCATE TABLE and start over.
Or DROP TABLE, CREATE TABLE again.
(Or you could create a new table, and a new web page to experiment with.)

The diamonds are, I believe, because of _encoding_ corruption. I don't think you can get the desired text because the bad encoding led to '?' (0x3F) instead of useful information.

> After db insert, php echo shows: ...
Let's see the SELECT HEX(). Until that shows D8/D9 instead of C3, what PHP shows is irrelevant.

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Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row 1664 Rick James 09/09/2011 06:46PM
Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row 2630 Mark Webley 09/11/2011 08:03AM
Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row 1507 Rick James 09/12/2011 11:30AM
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Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row 1386 Rick James 09/13/2011 09:44PM
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Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row 1458 Rick James 09/18/2011 01:45PM
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Re: Arabic text in mysql Varchar row 1662 Mark Webley 09/25/2011 12:09PM
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