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scientific symbols insertiong in database.

Ramasubramaniam Rathinasubbu
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Joined: Jun 09, 2010
Posts: 44
Dear friends,

when i insert the scientific symbols into the database like Ellipses(Alt+0133) and bullet (Alt+0149), Endash (Alt+0150), Emdash(Alt+0151) , in View retriving using xml, i am getting ??? instead of the scientific symbols

thank you,
R. Ramasubramaniam.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13018
Perhaps the software you are using to view the XML simply can't display those symbols.

If this was my problem I would use an editor capable of showing the HEX values of characters to see what values are really there.

Wendy Gibbons

Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 1107

it is also possible you are using a datatype on your database that can't handle these symbols.

but I would try Bill's suggestion first, this is a follow up answer.
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19739

It's also possible that your database is configured to use a charset which can't represent those characters.
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