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Posted on 2007-11-21
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Hi,

I would like to add text into mysql, but there is something fishy going on.
When i try to put this word into mysql: geïsoleerd

it changes into:  geïsoleerd

Note:
When submitted here, the values above change. The first word has an i with double dots.
The second has a capital A with an ~ on top and a High line.

Never had this problem before. Anyone knows what's going on?
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Question by:dwax
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by:dwax
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Hmm aparently the same issue appear here...
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by:psimation
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try using htmlspecialchars() function to "encode" your text BEFORE you write it to the DB, or at least before you echo it to screen in a browser.
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by:dwax
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Thanks for your reply.
I did try htmlspecialchars(),   but it doesn't change it.

Never had this problem. This forum also suffers from this thing.
Any other ideas?
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dwax earned 0 total points
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Okay, found the solution :
$Text = htmlentities(utf8_decode($_POST['Text']));

That does the trick!
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