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MySQL change Collation in tables

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Hi Experts,

I have a database that was restored from a backup by the ISP.  The dump file seems to have used UTF-general and there are menu tables that had Spanish characters in them.  I see now when I use phpmyadmin that these columns are using UTF-general-ci and the Spanish characters are appearing as crazy lookig characters.  How can I change the collation so these characters appear correctly without restoring the database?


Carlos Llanos
IT Manager

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