I’ve just upgraded mySQL on my server from a very old system to the latest and now I’m 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 I’m using in PHP to add data to my DB:
INSERT INTO 'mytable' (message) VALUES ('$message')
It use to work fine before but now with the new version of mySQL, it’s faling when I add special charecters as those listed below
Accented áéíóúó VVVVV
Apostrophe 1 "" WWWW
Apostrophe 2 '' XXXXX
Apostrophe 3 “” YYYYY
Apostrophe 4 ‘’ ZZZZZ
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Now, if I add the above text in to the DB, only the following gets inserted:
As the DB removes all of the special characters.
Can anyone advise me?