[development] multisite shared table upgrade enhancements (was what would be more useful)

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Mon Feb 27 13:31:11 UTC 2006

Daniel Convissor wrote:
> Just because a
> database's default character set is UTF-8 doesn't mean the necessary 
> tables have that default and that the columns in said tables are that 
> character set.  It seems the process should run no matter what.
> Thoughts?

This is something that's been driving me nuts for a week,
so I'll pitch in.

Altering the table and columns does not reliably prevent
foreign characters from being irretrievably mangled.

If we change tables like this, we also need to change their


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