[development] 'name' column length in variables

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Sun Mar 19 19:08:06 UTC 2006

> I've hit that problem in several different places due to multibyte
> utf-8 chars
> what is sufficient as a node title or anonymous commenter name in latin
> letters is not enough at all when using arabic for instance, arabic
> names for cck types and fields will be more of a problem.

I think this is no longer an issue. In HEAD, and a few betas for 4.7, there is
a change to force the charset for the tables to be utf-8.

I think it was Adrian who committed it (or was it Steven?).

Can either of you guys confirm whether this would solve the storage is
8 bits per character or not?

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