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Bug #25872 Query of MS-Word char causes ISO number to show up instead of actual character
Submitted: 2003-10-14 15:58 UTC Modified: 2003-10-14 17:36 UTC
From: mrtima at aol dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: MySQL related
PHP Version: 4.3.1 OS: Any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2003-10-14 15:58 UTC] mrtima at aol dot com
Description:
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When certain MS-Word characters such as (?) are returned from a query in MySQL and displayed to a webpage, you see ’ instead.

MS-Word parenthesis = ?
Standard ASCII paranthesis = '

Reproduce code:
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//database connection params
include("db_conn.php");

//the database should have a MS-Word parenthesis in it (?)
$result = mysql_query("SELECT textvalue FROM anytable");
$fetch_result = mysql_fetch_object($result);

//display result to a webpage
echo $fetch_result->textvalue;





Expected result:
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?

Actual result:
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’

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 [2003-10-14 17:36 UTC] iliaa@php.net
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit http://www.php.net/support.php as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions. 

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

You are probably inserting the encoded values into MySQL.
 
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