>> I serve a UTF-8 header within my HTML, Apache is configured to serve >> UTF-8 and PHP scripts are saved in UTF-8 charset. >> However, this is a very odd issue, since it happens only with text >> taken from DataBase, but not from texts written in scripts :( >> >> Any similar experience?
yes, it depends of the translation between tables and html pages. I manage frequently standard configurations in Apache for Spanish websites. On my view, it's better not changing the Apache configuration. Instead that, be focused in having a latin_set characters in your Mysql tables, in example latin1_swedish_ci. As a guide, when I open phpMyAdmin, I have my tables with latin1_swedish_ci in where appears EspaÃ±a. Then, having the HTML pages with <meta http-equiv="content-type" CONTENT="text/html;charset=utf-8"> it works without problems. You can use use the PHP utf8_decode() function but it will be a hard work for all variables in the whole site. If you are now in a mess, I recommend you putting the Apache configuration in the standard way. Restart, and load your HTML page, changing the page codification using UTF and ISO-8859-1. In this way, you can know what codification demands your HTML page to show DB dates in a right way according the actual state of you tables. If still you are not able to see the characters in any way, then you can export and re-import your tables choosing a latin1_set and then problem will be solved using UTF-8 in the HTML pages. But if you change Apache configuration, it can interfere with other previous scripts or tables, I don't recommend you. It is my experience. Hope it helps, Vicente, -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php