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Hi,

I need to move data from a legacy website that's built using php and mysql to a new website built by .Net and SQlServer.. Most of the database content are in Arabic.
The problem i'm facing is that the mysql db is encoded as 'latin-1', when i view the db using online ecplorer or mysql workbench it shows weird chars, but it's working fine in the old php website (seems like php has a way to convert it to proper encoding)..
But when showing data using asp.net pages it still shows weird chars..
I've tried to export the db to utf-8 but it didn't work(it only converts the rows to be added, not the one's that already exists), also I've tried adding the following meta tag to my html:
<"meta>

Thanks in advance..&>
Posted 29-Sep-12 22:27pm
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Bernhard Hiller 1-Oct-12 4:14am
   
Is there some character set mentioned in the html headers of the old php web site?
WaleedMuh 1-Oct-12 5:30am
   
Yes, "<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1256">"
Bernhard Hiller 2-Oct-12 2:11am
   
When you export the db with "Windows-1256", does it look correctly? Otherwise, some "conversion" will be required, but that might be complicated...
WaleedMuh 2-Oct-12 6:08am
   
It show ? instead of letters when exported as "Windows-1256",
Can you please guide me through the conversion? I much need it.. thanks

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Kenneth Haugland 30-Sep-12 5:42am
   
Simulated resopnse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvwg5u3QZMo
:-D

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