At 07:01 AM 12/13/2005, Alex Gemmell wrote:

I'm experiencing some odd character encoding issues. My PHP webpage is displaying test from a MySQL database. What happens is that I export data from an SQL Server database to a MySQL (4.0) database. Somewhere along the line the British currency pound-sign "£" becomes a "ú" (u with somesort of accent on it!). I cannot figure out why this is happening and what to do about it.

I could use a PHP routine to find-and-replace the chars but surely there is a way to tackle the root problem?

Any ideas gang?


If you end up having to do conversion, perhaps you should convert the pound signs to HTML character representations ("£" translates to "£").

That's about all I can come up with... :)

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