Good morning, 
I have almost the same problem, but just with cirilic characters.

I have this state on every page, html and php:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

if I try to show cirilic characters I don't have problems.
If I try to insert names in cirilic then I have problems with some
characters only. If I insert the names in latin characters I don't have
anykind of problems.
I have tried with phpMyAdmin interface. I can insert cirilic characters
without problems, but if later I take this datas to my web site I obtain
just ????????. And if I read the cirilic characters I have introduced by
the website there is no sense.

I have tried changing the charset on both, database and website, without
results. I have changed from POST to GET without fine result.

Maybe an Apache problem? I am testing it right now.

Lost, just lost.

Kind regards,

Matthias Willerich wrote:

> this sounds a little bit like a wrong charset. I don't know which one your
> database or your php is running on, but, for a start, play with this:
> - charset of the file: If you open your file in an editor that allows
> storing it as different kinds of charsets, try saving it as something
> else. It's probably ANSI, try UTF-8 or Unicode.
> - charset of delivery: If your request ends in one or the other form of
> html, remember to put in a content type, like this:
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo
> $charset; ?>">
> again, play around with the variable $charset, or, instead, hardcode it in
> the way you need it. I'm not sure about this, but maybe you can change the
> same thing by changing the character encoding in your browser manually and
> not putting in any content-type. Once you've found what you need, put it
> in as meta tag.
> Cheers,
> Matthias
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodrigo Haces [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: 10 October 2005 23:13
> To:
> Subject: [PHP-DB] ODBC Problem
> Hi all:
> Im  currently using php to connect to a database in another server, this
> is a
> intersystems cache database.
> if i do a query to my database and the result has special spanish
> characters like "´" (á,é,í,ó,ú) it returns me another character, this one
> changes from time to time, i just tried to make a test with the isql shell
> program, i connect and ask for the same query and in shell it returns the
> correct characters.
> If someone can help me please i'll apretiate.
> Thanks
> rodrigo
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