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From:Jeremy Cole Date:April 13 2005 5:07pm
Subject:Re: weird characters from mysqldump?
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Hi Steve,

> I'm trying to export data from mysql 4.1.3 with mysqldump.
> I'm getting weird characters from the system. Here's what I've discovered
> so far:
> ' becomes ^À^Ù, e.g. didn't becomes didnâ^À^Ùt
> - becomes â^À^Ó, e.g. 1-2 becomes 1â^À^Ó2
> è becomes è, e.g. Entrèe becomes Entrèe
> What gives?

Looks like an application of the GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) 
principle to me.  The above data wouldn't have happened to come from a 
Microsoft Office application, would it?

Looks like "Smart Quotes" etc., strikes again, to me.



Jeremy Cole
Technical Yahoo - MySQL (Database) Geek
weird characters from mysqldump?Steve Lefevre13 Apr
  • Re: weird characters from mysqldump?Dan Nelson13 Apr
  • Re: weird characters from mysqldump?Jeremy Cole13 Apr
    • Re: weird characters from mysqldump?Steve Lefevre14 Apr