Tag Archives: utf-8

Setting MySQL to Default to Unicode

How I solved a Django test Unicode problem by setting the default character encoding for the server to UTF-8. Continue reading

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What is Unicode?

A brief explanation of Unicode and UTF encoding methods. Continue reading

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Handy Unicode Tools

In my internationalization and localization work, I have to ensure that UTF-8 is being correctly generated and stored. The hixie.ch UTF-8 decoder is very flexible on the input it accepts and shows the internals of the decoding. The rishida.net conversion … Continue reading

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Importing UTF-8 into MySQL

The MySQL command line tool does not correctly handle UTF-8 encoded source files by default. Here is how to import UTF-8 text without mangling it. Continue reading

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