By default, MySQL uses the ISO-8859-1 (Latin1) character set. I guess you
need to set this parameter to something suitable for Arabic (if it is
supported by MySQL). I suggest you read "The Character Set Used for Data
and Sorting" part of MySQL manual. That's all I can help with.

Cheers

> yes I did .. and the problem only happens for arabic text stored in
> database
>
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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>> Did you set a character encoding on your page to Arabic? (eg.
>> ISO-8859-6)
>>
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm working on a website that needs to save and display Arabic
> characters.
>> > I'm using MySQL database and no matter how I insert the data either
> using
>> > phpMyAdmin or inserting it using a script of my own, when I try to
>> show
>> > (display) the data I previously saved (which contains Arabic
> characters),
>> > the output is rubbish and has no relation with the words I saved
>> >
>> > the script I'm using for displaying the data is as simple as the
> following
>> > one
>> >
>> > //===========================================================
>> > <?php
>> >  include("db.php");
>> >  $result = mysql_query("select * from mem_applications");
>> >  if ($result)
>> >  {
>> >    while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
>> >    {
>> >      echo $row['first_name'];
>> >   echo "<br>";
>> >   echo $row['mid_name'];
>> >   echo "<br>";
>> >   echo $row['last_name'];
>> >   echo "<br>";
>> >    }
>> >  }
>> > ?>
>> > //===========================================================
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> >
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