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Hi all,

My web application uploads files from MySQL database.

I have the text in ms word *.doc files, so I convert it to *.txt as UNICODE-UTF8, and mysql table charset is set to UTF8.

I load the database entering this command:

LOAD DATA local INFILE 'file.txt' INTO TABLE tab;

I'm getting some problems here with the charset enconding. For example this text:

Amente	E ainda os escravos algũas horas podem folgar sem culpa, chorar podem todas. Nam é a sojeição cousa que assi se possa sofrer e a mi

is loaded to the database like this:

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I also converted the *.doc file to web page *.htm and I got this loaded into mysql database:

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 <p class=MsoNormal><span class=131estrangeiros1559><span style='mso-tab-count:
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 1'>┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á </span>E ainda os escravos alg┼®as horas pod
                |
                                     |ojeição</span></p>

Please, can you give me any advice?

Thank you