What is this odd "ý" character?
Posted on 2009-06-28
In a text field in a database a "ý" character has shown up in my data. Im wanting to strip or replace all such characters from my data prior to insertion, but I'm not clear what the character represented by the "ý" is... is a UTF-16 or some other form of encoding?
How do I determine what the "ý" represents and what's the best way to strip it from my database either prior or as a result of insertion?
Currently, the field is defined as "latin-swedish-ci" though that is just by default.