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Special Character endcoding for mysql, coldfusion

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Hello,

I'm having a issue with inputting utf-8 characters into the mySQL db. For example if I setup a form ...

    <cfif isDefined("form.submit")>
        <cfquery datasource="#request.dsn#" username="#request.dsnUsername#" password="#request.dsnPassword#">
        INSERT INTO search
        (term)
        VALUE ('#form.search_terms#')
        </cfquery>
    </cfif>

    <form method="post" id="add_form" action="test.cfm" class="form-inline" accept-charset="ISO-8859-1">
        <input name="search_terms" type="input">
        <input name="submit" type="submit">
    </form>


and I enter Japanese characters, I get &#12486;&#12452; entered into the db column which is set at utf-8. I would like to have  Japanese characters as the entry. If I manually enter it in using Navicat it enters just fine that way and displays them without them encoded.

Thanks for any help,
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If you want UTF-8, why do you have accept-charset="ISO-8859-1" in your form tag?
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You will also need to save your .cfm page as UTF-8 and set the encoding in your HTML declaration to UTF-8: <meta charset="utf-8">.  basically you have to tell the browser and your web server to use UTF-8 or there can be encoding mismatches.
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