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Old 17 Feb 2022, 07:50
BillB1 BillB1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2022
I need your help

I am trying to upgrade from vb 3.6 to 5.6.6
Restored old database from backup file to vb 3.8.11
hoping to upgrade to 4.2.5 then 5.6 BUT...

It's not going so well with Arabic Language,
The upgarde went fine on my local machine, Xampp
but not on the host server,

all arabic text turns into gibrish or question marks.

I have tried the following:
1. Xampp with several PHP versions from 5.6 to 7.4,
2. Converted collation and charset from Latin1 swedish to UTF8
3. used the VB script: utf8convert.phar
4. Imported the same exact working database from Xampp, same VB files
then tried with multiple fresh installations, No luck!
5. SQL on xampp is the same as the host server tried both MariaDB 10.1 and 10.2, and
I have read similar threads, and tried solutions presented on this forum, no luck!

This is what I get:

What am I missing?
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