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    Black Diamond Question Marks Redux

    My mysql database has a field that shows perfectly when viewed in myphpadmin. However, when I display it via my php web page certain characters (mostly apostrophes) display as black diamonds with question marks. The database is in utf8_general_ci.

    The fact that it displays properly in PHPmyadmin suggests it is something in my web page or that they have a good trick for avoiding this problem.

    Does anyone know what I can do?

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    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    More than likely it's an issue with your PAGE charset being incorrect/not matching the data charset.

    This page: offers some helpful information.

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    Maybe use HTML codes for special characters ... I had this problem moving content from a MySQL to Postgresql db.

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