Arabic/International Characters retrieve as ???

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emp51302
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Arabic/International Characters retrieve as ???

Post by emp51302 » Fri 14 Dec 2012 18:49

Hi - Is there any settings in dotConnect for Mysql so that international characters don't appear as question mark ???

for example شكرا
displays as ???? when saved or retrieved from database.

Please advise.

Thank you.

Pinturiccio
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Re: Arabic/International Characters retrieve as ???

Post by Pinturiccio » Tue 18 Dec 2012 08:56

Try using 'Unicode=true' parameter for your connection string or setting the Unicode property of your MySqlConnection object to 'true'. For more information, please refer to
http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/mysql/ ... icode.html

You can also try using the Character Set parameter for your connection string or the Charset property of your MySqlConnection object. For more information, please refer to
http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/mysql/ ... arset.html

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