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Coldfusion 8: Insert Arabic Characters into mysql Database

Question: I'm trying to insert Arabic character from coldfusion 8 into mysql 4.1 DB the DB collation is utf8_unicode_ci The form is in utf-8 enicoding. When I use the php mysql admin and try to inset Arabic it works fine but when I use coldfusion I get ?????????? Any idea? ------------ Answer: assuming that the db is correctly setup for unicode and that you're using JDBC driver (not ODBC) then: add useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=utf8 to the connection string box found in the advanced menu for that DSN.

Edit hosts file in Windows 7 & Windows Vista

This may sound silly suggestion to even post on Windows Reference but will help avoid some annoyance with Windows Vista and Windows 7. The host file is the one where one enters hostname and IP Address pair manually as against being served by a Name server (ex: DNS). As always the “host” file is under C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ or %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\ and hence cannot be edited by normal users. To edit the host file: Click Start – search for “Notepad“, right-click and select “Run as Administrator“. This should launch notepad with elevated privileges. Now, open the host file from the File menu, edit and save.