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Posted on 2007-03-26
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I am about to develope a website in Japanese using PHP and mySQL but I have problem displaying Japanese character correctly. The data is retrieved from the database. My site is encoded in JIS-Shift

The question is: which character set should I use to store my data?

Thank you
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Question by:khoama
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by:ajd777
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Your best bet would be UTF-8. for both the site and the database, but no matter what you choose they should be the same. Otherwise it is like trying to translate a German book with a French dictionary.
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ajd777 earned 125 total points
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Actually your "real" best bet would to just encode everything as HTML entities when you store it in the database. This will ensure it displays properly no matter what encoding the page uses.

To convert characters to entities you cold use a Javascript like:

function convertfromchars(someelementid){
      var content = document.getElementById(someelementid).value;
      var result = '';
      for (i=0; i<content.length; i++)
    {
        charCode = content.charCodeAt(i);
        if (charCode <= 127)
            result += content.charAt(i);
        else
            result += '&#' + charCode + ';';
    }
      document.getElementById(someelementid).value = result;
}

or you could do it in PHP by using a function like:

function fix_chars($content,$encoding=''){
 if(!$encoding){$encoding = "AUTO";}
             $content=mb_convert_encoding($content,"HTML-ENTITIES",$encoding);
       return $content;
 }
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