Russian characters in MySQL and phpMyAdmin

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Could anybody kindly point me to a clue in the following enigma :

I have phpMyAdmin - and MySQL - 4.1.13-nt. In the phpMyAdmin
opened in any browser I am able to enter and store Russian characters
in the DB; I cal also call the data back to display them in the

When I try to do the same from my own page, only some garbage with
double as many characters as an original word gets stored in the DB (at
least I see it like this in the phpMyAdmin). If I try to show the data
saved in the DB - which can be perfectly seen in the correct form in
the phpMyAdmin - I get only question marks instead of the characters
(the same quantity however) displayed on my site.

Why does it all work in the phpMyAdmin and does not in my project?

I checked the source code of the phpMyAdmin and found the line
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
which I have either in my site. Nevertheless, it does not help much...

What else could be the reason?


Re: Russian characters in MySQL and phpMyAdmin

Victor wrote:
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Read the following tutorial and I do believe your problem will be solved:

Re: Russian characters in MySQL and phpMyAdmin

Thanks Juliette!

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