actionscript utf-8 encoding

Hi i have a frontend in flex , backend in php and mysql database. The database defaults are set as utf-8, php file is in utf-8 encoding as well.

I have found that when i send data from flex and save in database, all the special latin characters get saved as funny characters. Interestingly though when fetched back into my flex app. the values show properly.


but if i use mysql_set_charset('utf8'); in php, the characters are saved properly in database also.

Question: why am i having to use mysql_set_charset('utf8');. Does flex not send data in utf-8 (or even latin1) format ??

regards
sid
young_buddhaAsked:
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ChristoferDutzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well could it be that the default encoding of your Webserver ist set to something different thant UTF-8?
If you are using Apache, there should be some "AddDefaultCharset UTF-8" somewhere in your config.
Your php.ini should contain: "default_charset = “UTF-8¿"
Could you please double check this?
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Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:
Are you setting the encoding in your Flex front-end code like so?
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

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young_buddhaAuthor Commented:
yes.
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