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Bug #49971 Cyrillic characters from MSSQL coming up as questionmarks
Submitted: 2009-10-23 12:56 UTC Modified: 2020-12-27 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.3 ± 0.8
Reproduced:9 of 9 (100.0%)
Same Version:3 (33.3%)
Same OS:2 (22.2%)
From: odbc at ikiliekki dot org Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: ODBC related
PHP Version: 5.3.0 OS: Windows server 2003 SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-10-23 12:56 UTC] odbc at ikiliekki dot org
I have some Russian text in mssql, with fieldtype nvarchar(50). This text shows correctly in microsoft tools, such as ms sql server management studio express.

Querying the data with ODBC [ odbc_connect("DRIVER={SQL Server};Server=<ip>;Database=<db>;Charset=UTF-8",<user>,<pass>); ] results in questionmarks apart from ASCII characters in the same contents. (Such as "test ????")

I've tried setting collates, languages and such in SQL server and in queries (SET LANGUAGE N'Russian'). Wiresharking the data from webserver (IIS) to browser shows that it's questionmarks and not just being rendered wrong.

Expected result:
test &#1088;&#1077;&#1084;&#1077;&#1085;

Actual result:
test ?????


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 [2011-02-02 19:42 UTC] dukiii at yahoo dot com
I have the same problem.

OpenSuse 11.2
FreeTDS version 0.82-1.1
PHP 5.3.1
Server version: Apache/2.2.13 (Linux/SUSE)

Windows XP Professional:
MSSQL Server Express 2005

I'm using "native" connection - mssql_connect(SERVER, USER, PASSWORD);

here is output:
291 	50 	17 	404-78/10-IV
291 	50 	20 	2010-12-10 00:00:00.000
291 	50 	28 	????? - ???? - ?????
291 	50 	34 	????? - ???? - ?????
291 	470 	27 	50
????? should be cyrilic characters. Text shows correctly in microsoft tools, such as ms sql server management studio express.
 [2020-12-14 12:09 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2020-12-14 12:09 UTC]
Does this still happen with any of the actively supported PHP

> I have the same problem.

No.  Completely different extension.  This bug is about ext/odbc.

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 [2020-12-27 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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