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Bug #41533 function dbase_get_record_with_names doesnt read special characters
Submitted: 2007-05-29 21:38 UTC Modified: 2007-05-30 15:11 UTC
From: jprolando at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: dBase related
PHP Version: 5.2.3RC1 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-05-29 21:38 UTC] jprolando at gmail dot com
Excuse me for my english

I get data from a dbase database and special characters like ? or ? are changed by the function "dbase_get_record_with_names".

Ive tried to use Code Headers function UTF8_encode UTF8_decode and that doesnt seem to solve the problem.

Reproduce code:
//header('Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1');
include ('config.php'); 
$link = conectar_BD(); 
$db = dbase_open('ART1.DBF', 0); 
if ($db) { 
  $numero_registros = dbase_numrecords($db); 
  for ($i = 1; $i <= $numero_registros; $i++) { 
     $row = dbase_get_record_with_names($db, $i);       
	 $codigoweb1 = $row['CODIGOWEB1'];
	 $codigoweb2 = $row['CODIGOWEB2'];
	 $codigo = $row['CODIGO'];
	 $articulo = $row['ARTICULO'];           
        echo "Linea ($i):-->  " . $row['ARTICULO'] . "</br>"; 

Expected result:
The Function should display the "?" and "?" characters correctly in my web browser

Actual result:
"?" displays as "?" and "?" as "?"


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 [2007-05-29 21:41 UTC]
Are you sure the database really contains those characters (and not the broken ones)? Did you check it? How?

 [2007-05-30 12:59 UTC] jprolando at gmail dot com
Well, the database is being used in my bussines, and Im sure those characters are displayed correctly. Besides I load the database on acces and the special characters show up correctly.

Here is a screenshots of the database being used in access
 [2007-05-30 13:05 UTC]
Ok, so what are these characters? Some unicode ones?
Then I guess you need to set appropriate encoding of the page to see them.
 [2007-05-30 13:15 UTC] jprolando at gmail dot com
Those Characters are iso-8859-1 they are characters that are used in spanish. Also when i load dbase database on MS-DOS they also display correctly.

Ive tried using this

header('Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1'); ...

and using that charset it should work fine.
 [2007-05-30 13:25 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

 [2007-05-30 13:57 UTC] jprolando at gmail dot com
Script is the following one:

header('Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1');
$db = dbase_open('ARTD.DBF', 0); 
if ($db) { 
  $numero_registros = dbase_numrecords($db); 
  for ($i = 1; $i <= $numero_registros; $i++) { 
     $row = dbase_get_record_with_names($db, $i);       
	 $articulo = $row['DETALLE5'];           
        echo "Linea ($i):-->  " . $row['DETALLE5'] . "</br>"; 

you can get the database in the following adress:

 [2007-05-30 14:28 UTC]
I get the very same result using dbview, hence it doesn't seem to be PHP problem.
You should not be using DBF anyway, there are plenty of real databases.
 [2007-05-30 15:11 UTC] jprolando at gmail dot com
I understand you what you said, but the function you did to me not solve my problem.
We are migrating from DBF to MySql, so the problem.
Is there another way to solve it, without leaving DBF, with PHP?
It seems to me your function is not an universal one... It doesn't work properly everytime, everyway
I appreciate your time, thank you very much.
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