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    Thumbs up reading arabic from excel file

    hi

    i need to read arabic data from an excel file and put it in mysql database. but the problem is it is putting some unreadable characters for araic means it is not reading arabic well??????? anybody have solution for this?
    its urgent plzzz.....
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    Make sure the encoding on your MySQL server, database and table are all set to the same code page as your Excel file. UTF8 is probably safest.

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    yes i have tried like this and tried to show the values on the same page having UTF-8 encoding but still unreadable characters????
    its urgent plzzz.....
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    phphelp


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