[development] ALL Contrib maintainers: UTF-8 update

andrew morton drewish at katherinehouse.com
Sat Jan 21 02:31:52 UTC 2006

First off, thanks for the head up. I'd just been looking at that update.

I want to make sure I'm clear on this. Update 169 got the core tables
but we still need up update our tables. If you're using the .install
files, I'm assuming that can be something as simple as:
function review_update_2() {
  return _system_update_utf8(array('review'));

Does that sound right?


On 1/20/06, Steven Wittens <steven at acko.net> wrote:
> Heads up,
> I committed my UTF-8 patch (http://drupal.org/node/40515). Looks big,
> but it really isn't /that/ scary. (*)
> But because of this, we need to apply an upgrade to all tables. So, if
> you have a contrib module with tables, please go to:
> http://drupal.org/node/22218#utf8_sql
> ( http://drupal1.osuosl.org/node/22218#utf8_sql )
> Don't worry, it's just a quick copy/paste operation, really. Takes only
> 5 minutes. Aren't you glad drumm made that awesome update system? ;)
> Thanks,
> Steven Wittens
> (*) And it fixes the last of the UTF-8 issues: database field lengths
> are now guaranteed to be expressed in characters, not bytes. SQL
> operations like substring, lower, etc are guaranteed to work.
> Alphabetical ordering can sort accented letters properly. And much more.

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