Thai Characters from MSACCESS to HTML using PHP

Hi experts,

I have an access database that I connect to using php for a client.

Everthing in english comes out perfect but the Thai characters come out as ?????? and other garbage characters.

If I copy and paste the characters in manually then the web page displays correctly
If I look at the database the characters also display correctly

When I call up the database with php to output the characters on the html/php page then I get the jargon.

Any ideas?

Thanks experts
I am using
 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=tis-620">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en,th">
 
and 
 
the database call is
 
$rS = $db_conn->execute("SELECT * FROM tblPOHeader WHERE PurchaseOrderNo = '$_GET[id]'"); 
while (!$rS->EOF) 
{
$supplier = $rS->Fields('CoLastName')->value; 
$ExpectedDate = $rS->Fields('ExpectedDate')->value; 
$orderdate = $rS->Fields('PODate')->value;
$rego = $rS->Fields('VehRego')->value;
$comments = $rS->Fields('JournalMemo')->value;
 
$rS->MoveNext();  }

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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
check whether it is properly converted as encoding and stored... to check use this
<?php
 echo mb_detect_encoding($str);
?>

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nikdonovanauAuthor Commented:
Hi logudotcom,

Thanks for that,
The output is in ASCII format

I had a quick look around on google but most functions are utf to ascii

How do it get it from ascii to output the thai chars correctly?

Thanks for your time
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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
You suppose to converted into UTF-8 (as to be used with multi byte functions in php) ... and display them

ref.
http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk/2008/02/11/utf-8-php-mysql/
http://www.phpwact.org/php/i18n/charsets
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nikdonovanauAuthor Commented:
Thank you for that. A+
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