Unanswered: Problem with encoding russian text to mysql
I have a problem with importing database to mysql; with encoding russian symbols.
when i import database through phpMyAdmin (or just make query) to mysql, russian text is written like "?????? ????" instead "russian text".
I have encountered this type of problem in the past. If I can remember it had something to do with the file character set is encoded in. In Linux/UNIX there is a utility called "file" which shows the character set used in the file:
$ file toto.sql
toto.sql: UTF-8 Unicode text
Check this to make sure that it is being imported using the correct character set otherwise this will lead to issues you have mentioned above.