[ic] UTF-8 in MySQL

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Tue Mar 7 09:18:13 EST 2006

Elver Loho wrote:
> Hiya!
> We have a problem here implementing i18n support for our webshop. That
> is, right now, things 'work' in that we have a MySQL database with all
> our products in it, including some product names in Russian.
> (Cyrillic, UTF-8 fields.)
> However, on the MySQL side, those database fields are currently set as 'latin1'.

I recommend to store UTF-8 as UTF-8 and go from there. Interchange might cause
trouble them, but we can fix that side. And IMHO it is most important that your
data base is clean.


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