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    I’m trying to use this php to replace characters in a text string I’ve taken from a mysql database:

    str_replace(array('“', '”', '’', '®', '—'), array('"', '"', "'", '®', '-'), $row{'description'});

    Instead of seeing the characters I’m trying to use as replacements, I’m just seeing missing character symbols when the page renders in browser.

    If I run that same str_replace code on a string not taken from mysql, it works as expected.

    The “description” field in mysql is set to use character set: utf8

    what am I missing?


    Make sure the PHP file where you use this function is encoded as UTF-8.

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