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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004

    Unanswered: Help Encoding Characters in mySQL

    Ive just upgraded mySQL on my server from a very old system to the latest and now Im finding it strips out characters when they are greater than ASCII 127. This new version has something called Collation that I have never encountered before. I think mine is set to utf8_general_ci. Anyway, here is my query that Im using in PHP to add data to my DB:

    PHP Code:
    INSERT INTO 'mytable' (messageVALUES ('$message'
    It use to work fine before but now with the new version of mySQL, its faling when I add special charecters as those listed below

    Hello World
    Accented VVVVV
    Apostrophe 1 "" WWWW
    Apostrophe 2 '' XXXXX
    Apostrophe 3 YYYYY
    Apostrophe 4 ZZZZZ
    The quick brown fox kicks the butt of the lazy dog
    Now, if I add the above text in to the DB, only the following gets inserted:

    Hello World
    As the DB removes all of the special characters.
    Can anyone advise me?

    Im not a mySQL expert and these pages are not helping:

    Any advice will be much appreciated.
    Thank you kindly.

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    Nov 2004

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