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Bug #53171 Problem with accented characterers
Submitted: 2010-10-26 17:44 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:34 UTC
From: kesler dot alwin at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: MySQL related
PHP Version: 5.2SVN-2010-10-26 (snap) OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-10-26 17:44 UTC] kesler dot alwin at gmail dot com
When i use mysql_real_escape_string() with mysql_set_charset() forcing to use 'latin1' the accented characters dissapear from the insert string. 

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'character_set%';
character_set_client	  latin1
character_set_connection  latin1
character_set_database	  latin1
character_set_filesystem  binary
character_set_results	  latin1
character_set_server	  latin1
character_set_system	  utf8

PHP info
PHP API 	20041225
PHP Extension 	20060613
Zend Extension 	220060519 

I realize that if i comment the mysql_set_charset() command i have no problems. anyway, if i try to get the connection character (with or without this command) i'll always get 'latin1', but i just think that this commando shouldn't cause problems.. till today i have it trying to stabilize my framework environment

Test script:
# From the very beginning i disable the magic quotes if it's set
ini_set('magic_quotes_gpc', 0);

# I create a connection like this
$link = mysql_connect(SQL_HOST, SQL_USER, SQL_PASS);
mysql_select_db(SQL_INSTANCE, $link);

# Use the "forced" character set for the connection
mysql_set_charset('latin1', $link);

# In my code i have a class that performs all validation according to the type of content i'm specting... in this case string's validation
Class vaccine
  public static function forString($value)
    if($value == null || $value == 'null')
      return 'NULL';
    return strlen($value)
         ? '\''. mysql_real_escape_string($value) .'\''
         : 'NULL';

# then if i'm going to insert in db
$query = "INSERT INTO TABLE VALUES(". Vaccine::forString('this text has accents from here áéíóú') .")"


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 [2010-12-20 14:23 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2010-12-20 14:23 UTC]
Do you get this also with 5.3?
 [2013-02-18 00:34 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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