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Why is my forum turning unicode characters into question marks?Why is my forum turning unicode characters into question marks?

asked 2011-05-29 21:48:12 -0600

NoahY gravatar image

When I enter characters with diacritics, like ā in a question on my AskBot installation, they are converted to question marks. Why would that be?

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oh, sorry, it was just a MySQL problem...
NoahY gravatar imageNoahY ( 2011-05-29 22:20:16 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-05-29 22:06:59 -0600

Zhiz0id gravatar image

As you can read http://askbot.org/doc/create-database.html

create database askbot DEFAULT CHARACTER SET UTF8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; grant all privileges on dbname.* to dbuser@localhost identified by 'dbpassword';

Most interesting part of this query is utf8_general_ci.

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Thank you... I think I created the database myself via phpadmin, forgot to check the collation
NoahY gravatar imageNoahY ( 2011-06-02 19:00:39 -0600 )edit

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