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Saving foreign Characters in the DB

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Community Member, 65 Posts

15 August 2011 at 7:15pm


A user of a site a recently built entered an address with an á in it (a with grave accent) and the database cut off all data from this character onwards. Is that right?

I am not a database expert and so wondered if someone could let me know if this should this work ok. The field is a Varchar(255) and the database is utf8_general_ci

Any help would be greatly received.

Many thanks