I have to store hindi text in a MySQL database, fetch it using a PHP script and display it on a webpage. I did the following:
I created a database and set its encoding to UTF-8 and also the collation to
include("connection.php"); //simple connection setting
$result = mysql_query("SET NAMES utf8"); //the main trick
$cmd = "select * from hindi";
$result = mysql_query($cmd);
while ($myrow = mysql_fetch_row($result))
CREATE TABLE `hindi` (
`data` varchar(1000) character set utf8 collate utf8_bin default NULL
) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1;
INSERT INTO `hindi` VALUES ('सूर्योदय');
Did you set proper charset in the HTML Head section?
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8">
or you can set content type in your php script using -
header( 'Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8' );
There are already some discussions here on StackOverflow - please have a look
So what i want to know is how can i directly store सूर्योदय into my database and fetch it and display in my webpage using PHP.
I am not sure what you mean by "directly storing in the database" .. did you mean entering data using PhpMyAdmin or any other similar tool? If yes, I have tried using PhpMyAdmin to input unicode data, so it has worked fine for me - You could try inputting data using phpmyadmin and retrieve it using a php script to confirm. If you need to submit data via a Php script just set the NAMES and CHARACTER SET when you create mysql connection, before execute insert queries, and when you select data. Have a look at the above posts to find the syntax. Hope it helps.
** UPDATE ** Just fixed some typos etc