troubleshooting Question

Imported characters from spreadsheet look strange on ASP page

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I imported data from a spreadsheet into an sql db table.
Some of the values have accents, etc. but on the ASP which uses UTF-8 encoding the accent shows with strange characters

This is an example.

table name: users
field : MiddleNm
Database value:   Cléa
How it shows on the ASP webpage: Cléa

I was able to run a query to replace the above accent with:

UPDATE dbo.Users
Set    MiddleNm = replace(MiddleNm, 'é', 'é')

The problem is that there may be other characters that need to be replaced, I was wondering if there may be a query out there that replaces all the accents and other strange characters with the UTF-8 unicode.

Source:  http://www.fileformat.info/info/charset/UTF-8/list.htm
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Manuel Marienne-Duchêne
ITM

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