Re: Subj: MySQL and Unicode support

From: Henrik Theiling (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2007 - 11:19:33 CST

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    Ed Trager writes:
    > With MySQL, as with other software, there are large differences
    > between major versions. As Henrik correctly notes, MySQL 5x has good
    > support for Unicode, charsets, sorting and collation.
    > Many places might however still be using MySQL 4x. Before MySQL 5x
    > was available, I wrote LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) applications
    > (with MySQL 4.x) which used UTF-8 without any problem.

    Just a short clarification: it was version 4.1 that introduced major
    Unicode support -- and that's what I currently use on my Debian Sarge

    So replace 4.x in Ed's post by 4.0 and everything is fine even for
    nitpickers. :-)


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