Is it possible to have unicode Caller id


I have snom phones that support unicode and I setup a table in mysql for cid lookup with cid info but when asterisk pulls the info it turns into ??? instead of the words,

I tried adding to cid lookup functions.php this line

$ext->add(‘cidlookup’, ‘cidlookup_’.$item[‘cidlookup_id’], ‘’, new ext_mysql_query(‘SET NAMES utf8’));

as per info on the web to retrieve in unicode form

in the myphpadmin it shows up ok