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Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hello experts.
I have  a problem storing greek text in a mysql  database column.
I have  allready tried the following:
1)set the column charset to greek and collate to greek_general_ci
2)set the column charset to utf8 and collate to utf8_general_ci

but i still get question marks in the table.
Any help?
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How are you inputting the data into the database? If  your input method does not support Greek text, that might be the problem.
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Hi .
i'm using coldfusion server language and cf  insert query
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Are you sure your server running coldfusion is set up correctly for greek text? And that coldfusion is set up for Greek text?
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I have another column in the same table (longtext not varchar) that is storing the text like:
<p>
      &Omega;&Gamma; &Gamma; &Delta;&Phi;&Gamma; &Delta;&Phi;&Gamma; &Delta;&Phi;&Gamma; &Delta;&Phi; &Phi;&Delta;</p>

using either the first or the second charset.
At least this could be done with my other columns too but it is not.
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I think you need to add the unicode parameters to the dsn url

1) Select  Data & Services > Datasources > (Your MySQL Datasource)
2) Click:   Show Advanced Settings
3) In "Connection Settings" enter:
useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=UTF-8

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Save the settings

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Thank you agax.
It was finally a coldfusion  case and not mysql.
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Thank you for your help.
regards
panos
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