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    Phpmyadmin dipslays greek in a weird encoding


    Hello i store database infor mation in greek into my database but phpmyadmin show greek letters as:

    ληρωμή για τον μήνα Φεβρου...

    while they cna be stored and retrieved with no problem. it just display them this way.

    What can i do?
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
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    That looks like UTF-8 data. Are you sure the actual data in the database is correct and not mangled? phpMyAdmin is pretty good at displaying stuff correctly.
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    Yes, all records inserted into the database ar greek letters and appear as a described.

    .py script retrieves them and stores them correctly byt phpmyadmin display them improperly.

    collation is set to: utf8_unicode_c
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
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    No offense but I'm much more likely to believe that the Python script is doing things wrong and not phpMyAdmin.

    a) Check the page encoding in your browser. It should claim to be UTF-8.
    b) What are the results from the queries
    Code:
    SHOW SESSION VARIABLES LIKE "char%"
    SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES LIKE "char%"
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    None taken :-)

    Code:
    character_set_client	utf8
    character_set_connection	utf8
    character_set_database	utf8
    character_set_filesystem	binary
    character_set_results	utf8
    character_set_server	utf8
    character_set_system	utf8
    character_sets_dir	/usr/share/mysql/charsets/
    Code:
    character_set_client	utf8
    character_set_connection	utf8
    character_set_database	utf8
    character_set_filesystem	binary
    character_set_results	utf8
    character_set_server	utf8
    character_set_system	utf8
    character_sets_dir	/usr/share/mysql/charsets/
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    That looks right. How about the page encoding?
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    Iam using Chrome v26b but i dont know how to check the encoding of the page iam sure its utf-8 though.

    also in my script i use:

    #!/usr/bin/python
    # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
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    Chrome menu > Tools > Encoding. The current encoding will be checked.
    Also make sure it's using Auto-detect.
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    It's Unicode(UTF-8) and also the autodetect its checked.
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
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    Then sorry but I'm, like, 90% sure the problem is in your data. Probably being double-encoded. What's the code for the Python script? Or code that pulls the data out and displays it (if there is any).
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    Code:
    try:
    	cur.execute( '''SELECT name, phone, hits, money FROM clients ORDER BY hits DESC''' )
    except MySQLdb.Error, e:
    	print ( "Query Error: ", sys.exc_info()[1].excepinfo()[2] )
    else:
    	data = cur.fetchall()
    	for row in data:
    		row = list(row)
    		print '''
    		<form method="post" action="">
    		<tr>
    		<td> <center><input type="submit" name="log" value="%s"> </td>
    		<td> <center><h3><font color=tomato> %s </td>
    		<td> <center><h3><font color=yellow> %s </td>
    		<td> <center><h3><font color=cyan>   %s </td>
    		''' % (row[0], row[1], row[2], row[3])
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    One more thing to check. What character encoding is the Python script using for the connection? Is it doing any SET NAMESes or SET CHARSETs? You can also do another SHOW SESSION VARIABLES but from within the script.

    And that collation you mentioned earlier is for what?
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    Code:
    con = MySQLdb.connect( db = 'nikos_pelatologio', host = 'localhost', user = 'nikos_nikos', passwd = '*******' )
    cur = con.cursor()
    
    print ( "Content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 \n" )
    i dont specify any encoding in the conenction, should i?

    the colation is for the database and its tables utf8_unicode_ci

    Also i noticed that when i enter stuff from within phmyadmin manually into the database greek letters appear correctly.
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
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    Originally Posted by Nik
    i dont specify any encoding in the conenction, should i?
    Not necessarily. Seems like the defaults are UTF-8 so that's good.

    Originally Posted by Nik
    the colation is for the database and its tables utf8_unicode_ci
    And the columns where the data is stored? Probably the same.

    Originally Posted by Nik
    Also i noticed that when i enter stuff from within phmyadmin manually into the database greek letters appear correctly.
    How does it appear on the site?
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    When i enter the data manually via phpmyadmin greek letters appear liek question marks.....like ????
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
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