[development] ALL Contrib maintainers: UTF-8 update

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Sat Jan 21 02:59:12 UTC 2006


Just thought that you would like to know that this doesn't work under
php 5. there is this error

Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference
in /var/www/surf/database/updates.inc on line 1496


On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 03:01 +0100, Steven Wittens 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.
> !DSPAM:1000,43d19ad9162982006516185!

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