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Re: default character encoding for everything in debian

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 01:18:12PM +0200, Thomas Koch wrote:
> I'm not sure, whether a conclusion is already reached.
> 1. apt-get install mysql
> 2. enter mysql client
> 3. create database test; create table test( test char(10) );
> Replace mysql with whatever application you like.
> What should be the encoding of database and table test in cases like the 
> above?
> Currently it's iso-something, discriminating everybody from other countries.
> If it would be utf-8 instead, it would have at least two advantages
> - The clueless user would get a sane default
> - utf-8 isn't as discriminating as iso-8859-1

UTF-8 is the sane default choice in this situation, so long as MySQL
is capable of handling it.


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