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I'm trying to use an html form to upload foreign language translations of English terms into a MySQL database. Since many different languages will be entered on the page, I have read that I should set the charset on my uploading page as follows: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

This has worked great for many different languages, including: Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, etc. Basically, I have all the translations in a Word doc and simply copy and paste them one at a time into a text box in the html form and then hit a submit button to upload them to a field in the database table of type 'blob'. I have been able to pull these translations from the database and display on the web without any problem, except I can't get the Hindi terms to work.

The font I'm copying from the Word doc is 'Kruti Dev 010'. When I copy the translation from the Word doc and paste it into the text box in my form, it turns to gibberish, i.e. 'iw.kZ U;wVªksfQy la[;k'. How is it that every other language works except for Hindi? The weird thing is that I have found Hindi text displayed on various websites which I am able to copy and paste successfully into my text box. I just can't copt and paste successfully from my Word doc.


I've been searching the web for hours and am at a loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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