[ic] UTF-8 in MySQL

Elver Loho elver.loho at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 09:29:15 EST 2006

On 3/7/06, Stefan Hornburg <racke at linuxia.de> wrote:
> 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.

Um, dude. That's the problem right now with our new table. We're
storing UTF-8 text as UTF-8 in the database. Interchange doesn't issue
'set names utf8' or 'set character set utf8' in order to read those
fields. How can we tell it to?


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