Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5958 closed (invalid)

mention not to use utf8_bin with MySQLdb in documentation/unicode

Reported by: tback Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords: encoding utf8 unicode str error string mysql mysqldb
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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For those users who are not that familiar with databases and their encoding it would be great if the documentation mentioned that you should not use utf8_bin as collation.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Simon G <dev@…>

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Why don't we want utf8_bin as it's case-sensitive (instead of utf8_general_ci which isn't)?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Lars Yencken <lars.yencken@…>

For the record, the reason it was suggested not to use utf8_bin is because of an outstanding bug when this collation is used with mysqldb (#2335).

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