Hi > Thanks for this. That page didn't actually help, but one of the follow > ups did. Apparently, despite being setup as UTF-8 throughout the Db, > tables, and columns. The returned data still can default to Latin1. > I've forced my test server to return UTF-8 (I hope) and am trying it > out today. Fingers crossed!
That turned out to be overly optimistic. Even Though the server is using UTF-8 throughout, it still defaults to latin1 on connections. So I used the SET NAMES utf8. It still will not work as I expect. I used the following code to test it. $Db = new mysqli($Host, $User, $Pass, $Db); $Db->query("SET NAMES utf8"); $result = $Db->query("SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'character\_set\_%'"); $count = $result->num_rows; while ($count): $dummy = $result->fetch_assoc(); print $dummy['Variable_name'] . " = " . $dummy['Value'] . "\n"; --$count; endwhile; print "\ncharacter_set_name: " . $Db->character_set_name() . "\n"; Which results in the following output: character_set_client = utf8 character_set_connection = utf8 character_set_database = utf8 character_set_results = utf8 character_set_server = utf8 character_set_system = utf8 character_set_name: latin1 I can't find any documentation on PHP's character encoding, beyond the default_charset directive. Several of the functions/extensions have documentation, but not PHP itself. I suspect the problem is with php itself or the mysqli extension, which was my original thought and reason for my post. Anyone have any ideas? Niel -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php