JAB_Creations - 10:13 pm on Jul 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
If you know me well enough you know I'm always pushing standards to their brink (XHTML as application/xhtml+xml, WAI AAA compliance, and of course UTF-8) so lucky for you I figured this out a long time ago... ;)
GET and POST
$query1 = "SET CHARACTER SET 'utf8';";
$query2 = "SET NAMES 'utf8'";
Also make sure that when you create a database that you set the collation to utf8_general_ci which I think offhand automatically makes all the tables you create automatically UTF8 (at least through phpMyAdmin).