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simple problem Convert latin1 to UTF-8 in MySQL

 
alsoumahi alBatal
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Hi guys , I have created latin database called arabicUser with no values, then I converted to utf8 using this command below in order to insert arabic letters:
here is my table arabicUser:
create table arabicUser(
userID int not null auto_increment,
name varchar(20),
university varchar(20),
profession varchar(20),
primary key(userID)
);
I converted it using ALTER TABLE arabicUser CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

now it is like this:
Create Table: CREATE TABLE `arabicuser` (
`userID` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment
`name` varchar(20) default NULL,
`university` varchar(20) default NULL,
`profession` varchar(20) default NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (`userID`)
) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8

does it mean I can now insert arabic characters into table , I have tried this below:

insert into arabicUser(name, university, profession)
values("علي","الاسلاميه","طالب");

but it shows not correct characters something not understood, why is that , and if I put
select * from arabicuser;
it shows also the not clear characters .

please tell me where I am wrong what step I miss to insert arabic characters .
 
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