Special Character

Hi,

I have a button on a page that generate an excel file report.  

on that excel file report, it's printing the special character like this.
 

  Virtual ID Card – Customer Specific Customer Service Information  

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It is stored in the database like this:

Virtual ID Card – Customer Specific Customer Service Information

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I'm not sure what cause this or how to solve it.

I need your help please.

<cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="inline; filename=SJFReport.xls"  >
<cfcontent type="application/msexcel">

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Thanks,
Lulu
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FarWestCommented:
try to delete and re-write the problematic part of the  string in the Database , (without using cut/paste)
if it did not work , check if code page or collation on the database server
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lulu50Author Commented:
I fixed the issue:

I added this to my code and it works fine:

<cfcontent type="application/vnd.ms-excel; charset=windows-1252">

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FarWestCommented:
good job,

although the "-" is a Latin character that must not be effected with code page,

that means your "-" was typed while keyboard was changed to none-English language
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lulu50Author Commented:
Thanks
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