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How to insert UTF-8 characters into mysql 5.0 database running on Linux CENT OS

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Documentation says utf-8 unicode is the default settings on Linux. Our MySQL server has default server and database character set settings set to UTF-8 Unicode and collation set to utf8-unicode-ci.
Whenever we try to insert records that contain Japanese characters they are displayed as boxes. For example,  trying to insert this  ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ in a query shows up as rectangular boxes.
Russian and Polish character are displayed correctly. If the default character set is UTF-8 why isn't MySQL displaying the characters properly? In the knowledge base we see where using a SET statement helped some people. However, that hasn't helped us. Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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Question by:WPSLNetops
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by:SaigonJeff
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Try resetting you table collation to ujis_japanese_ci

Here is a great write up on using Japanese characters in MySQL...
http://mysql2.mirrors-r-us.net/doc/refman/5.0/en/charset-cp932.html

Let us know how it goes.

Good luck.
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by:WPSLNetops
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Thanks SaigonJeff, but we need our collation to be utf8-unicode-ci.
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mysql_query("SET NAMES utf8");
mysql_query("SET CHARACTER SET utf8");
mysql_query("SET COLLATION_CONNECTION = 'utf8-unicode-ci'");


Here is an example:

<?php
# FileName="Connection_php_mysql.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname = "localhost";
$database = "dbname";
$username = "username";
$password = "password";
$dbname = mysql_pconnect($hostname, $username, $password) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

mysql_query("SET NAMES utf8");
mysql_query("SET CHARACTER SET utf8");
mysql_query("SET COLLATION_CONNECTION = 'utf8-unicode-ci'");
?>
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