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Wat i need to choose in sql db tabel "Collation"
to make posible to read russian letters
please help THX

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The Cyrillic character sets and collations are for use with Belarusian, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian.
As soon as you connect to the database execute this:

mysql_query("SET NAMES CP1251");

And instead of ????? you get Russian characters (if they are in the database that is).

Edited by colweb: n/a

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hm
is not working with "cp1251_ukrainian_ci" :(

Edited by dan1992: n/a

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hm
is not working with "cp1251_ukrainian_ci" :(

No it isn't. It should be

mysql_query("SET NAMES CP1251");

. And if that doesn't work use

mysql_query("SET NAMES KOI8R");

. But remember to use it just after your php command where you connect to the database.

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$get = mysql_query("SELECT *FROM menu ",$db);
	   while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($get))

were in her ?

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Сподіваюся, це пояснити, як це працює (Ukrainian - according to Google)
Надеюсь, это объяснить, как это работает (Russian)
Hopefully this explained how it works,

instead of using a special character set to handle Russian or Ukrainian you may want to have a look here: http://www.phpwact.org/php/i18n/charsets where they explain how things work and how you can avoid all problems by using utf-8.

But anyway, the mysql character set for Russian and Ukrainian are:
koi8r KOI8-R Relcom Russian
cp1251 Windows Cyrillic
koi8u KOI8-U Ukrainian
cp866 DOS Russian

To store non ASCII characters in a database column, you need to define that column with a specific character set. You can specify a character set at 3 levels: database, table, and column. For example:

CREATE DATABASE db_name CHARACTER SET koi8u
   CREATE TABLE tbl_name (...) CHARACTER SET koi8u
   CREATE TABLE tbl_name (col_name CHAR(80) CHARACTER SET koi8u, ...)

Most problems come from the fact that the server is speaking in a different language than the client. To see what the server is using:

$db = mysql_connect('localhost');
echo  "Default settings...\n";
$get = mysql_query("SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'character_set_%'");
while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($get)) {
    echo "    ".$row[0].'   '.$row[1]."\n";
}

To change the way you communicate with the server you need to use "SET NAMES 'x'". This command is equivalent to these three statements:
SET character_set_client = x;
SET character_set_results = x;
SET character_set_connection = x;

And doing it in php:

$db = mysql_connect('localhost');
// change character set to Ukrainian
$get = mysql_query("SET NAMES 'koi8u'");
// now we can do our select, insert and so on.
$get = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM menu ",$db);
while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($get)) {
....
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thx thery much

Only trying to be helpful. If my last reply did solve your problem, could you please mark this thread as solved then. Thank you.

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