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Incorrect £ pound sign html display

Reported 23 Jun 2017 12:53:04
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23 Jun 2017 12:53:04 simon m posted:
When I update a field that includes a GBP £ sign the resulting html displays an odd "A" character with an accent.
I have encountered this elsewhere and it was a character encoding issue.

The old HTML 5 Editor works ok and does display the £ sign as it should.

> I've just tested a normal textarea without the medium editor, and the same happens.
Is this possibly something to do with the new way the form submits in app connect?

I do not have this problem with the old way of submitting the form fields via the HTML5 Server Executors


Replied 23 Jun 2017 13:34:43
23 Jun 2017 13:34:43 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Hi Simon,
Please make sure that your database table collation is set to UTF-8.
Replied 23 Jun 2017 14:01:30
23 Jun 2017 14:01:30 simon m replied:
Hi Teodor,

Yes, the collation is set to UTF-8.

As I said, the problem only occurs with the new app connect way of submitting the form data. Nothing has changed on the DB side. Everything works OK with old HTML 5 Executor
Replied 23 Jun 2017 15:01:36
23 Jun 2017 15:01:36 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
I just tested submitting the GBP £ sign with App connect - within a text area, and the value sent to the db is the right one. There must be something wrong either on your page, or with your DB table collation.
Please send us a link to your page to and enable the output option in server connect for the insert step.
Replied 23 Jun 2017 21:17:41
23 Jun 2017 21:17:41 simon m replied:
Hi Teodor/George

I have set up 2 test pages. 1 page uses App Connect to update a DB field, the other page uses Jquery and the old HTML5 Data Bindings.

Both pages use the same server connect file, and update the same field in the database.

As you will see, this points to a bug with the App Connect way of posting the form fields.

Try entering £ on each page and see the results..... I sent you an email with the pages.
Replied 24 Jun 2017 06:26:01
24 Jun 2017 06:26:01 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Hi Simon,
Thanks for the links, we are going to investigate this.
Replied 29 Jun 2017 20:50:20
29 Jun 2017 20:50:20 simon m replied:
Any updates on this please?
Replied 30 Jun 2017 07:58:16
30 Jun 2017 07:58:16 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Hi Simon,
Can you please make sure this page is also active, as it seems now it is not uploaded

Replied 30 Jun 2017 08:03:51
30 Jun 2017 08:03:51 simon m replied:
Hi Teodor,
Yes it's still live. You just need to replace the "," for "." ***/test-jquery.html

Replied 30 Jun 2017 08:05:22
30 Jun 2017 08:05:22 simon m replied:
Also, any news on the Mutli Image Upload bug we talked about with You said this was an easy fix
Replied 30 Jun 2017 09:43:50
30 Jun 2017 09:43:50 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
This has already been fixed in v 1.4.8

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