I'm using PHP in my site. I'm saving greek characters in the form of HTML entities in a database. When I retrieve the data from the database (mySQL) the server(I guess) automatically converts those special characters into the original greek writting. Is there any other way to retrieve that data as greek? I tried the htmlentities and decode php functilons, but I could not do it (I think those default methods do not support ISO greek characters). How do I do it? Examples are required.