Discrepancy in importing UTF-8 encoded data from .sql file: any solutions ?
Posted by: Sourjya Sen
Date: June 24, 2005 08:13AM

Hi guys,
I'm facing a strange problem. My mysql db uses both latin and tis620 (Thai language) collated columns to store multilingual data. When I send in thai data through my application (.net) - mysql stores it all fine.

The problem arises, when I dump the whole table using mysqldump - the resultant text file DOES contain the mixed language data but when I try to import it back through the mysql client using "source" directive, the thai text gets transformed into the much dreaded "??????????" - any solutions to this ? Is there some other backup/import method I should follow to preserve the utf-8 text ?

Note that the problem isn't in dumping the data - but rather while importing it back the database..

Any suggestions/solution much appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,
Sourjyo

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