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Posted by: yasser eltayeb
Date: August 22, 2011 09:47AM

i use WAMP Server. (windows,apache,mysql,php).

//so important

FIRST :
In phpmyadmin or MySQL :
make sure that Mysql Database is utf.
make sure that the your database and it's tables are utf-general-ci

after connecting to Mysql immidiately (before choosing your DB) make this order.
mysql_set_charset('utf8');

example :

<?php
//connect to MySQL
mysql_connect("localhost", "user", "password") or die(mysql_error());
mysql_set_charset('utf8'); // that's the order.
echo "Connected to MySQL<br />";

//connect to your DB
mysql_select_db("mydb") or die(mysql_error());
echo "Connected to Database";
?>


SECOND :
in the meta data in the php file make the meta data as following :
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

Third :
Make sure that the php file it self is utf-8 enabled . u can make sure in your IDE settings , or if u work on notepad++ or Komodo Edit then u can find it in the status bar at the bottom of the window , right side.



// i tried this but it didn't have effect.

in the header of the php file (before every thing).
<?php header("Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8"); ?>

in the form submitted:
<form accept-charset="utf-8" ...>

i hope it will help u , i took me 2 days searching to get it :)

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