[drupal-devel] Crucial problem with mysql 4.1.x and collation

Abalieno abalieno at cesspit.net
Wed Sep 7 00:55:49 UTC 2005

> I did not noticed a problem with accented characters though. Maybe I
> should check closer.

I managed to find a workaround but it should be printed IN BOLD on the 

By default not only Drupal (mysql) sets itself as latin1 but the connection 
collation is set to utf8_general. This causes the conflict. If through 
phpmyadmin you set even the collation connection to latin1 the DB doesn't 
come out corrupted in the dumps.

But in my case it's too late since I don't have recent backups taken before 
the corruption.


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