On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 11:30:19 +0100, Merlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  > Only one: if you plan to use more, than one character set. Say, you
>  > want store in one column text with greek, german, italian and chineese
>  > characters ;-)
> 
> The same column should hold english and german text. Acording to your reply 
> this
> seems fine since there are no special characters in english?!

You are absolutely right ;-)

> 
> Thanx, Merlin
> 
> 
> Viacheslav Kaloshin wrote:
> > On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 10:54:33 +0100, Merlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >>>1 - use latest versions (4.1) of mysql and UTF-8 encoding.
> >>
> >>I am using 4.0.18 and the data look korrekt when retriefed out of the 
> >>database.
> >>I did not enable any kind of encodeing. Is there a downfall in how I am 
> >>doing
> >>it, which I just now do not notice?
> >
> >
> > Only one: if you plan to use more, than one character set. Say, you
> > want store in one column text with greek, german, italian and chineese
> > characters ;-)
> >
> > But if only one character set and no plans to extend - no problem to
> > use "as is" without any reencoding
> >
> >
> >>Regards,
> >>
> >>Merlin
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>2(bad) - before storing encode all string to base64 or something like this 
> >>>:-)
> >>>
> >>>On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 10:29:20 +0100, Merlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Hi there,
> >>>>
> >>>>I am wondering how to store special characters like the german  for 
> >>>>example
> >>>>into a mysql db. Should the characters somehow be transforemd into html 
> >>>>entities
> >>>>like &ouml;? What are the benefits if it works without them as well?
> >>>>
> >>>>Thank you for any hint,
> >>>>
> >>>>Merlin
> >>>>
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