[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #2828: Ease MySQL4.1 character set configuration

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Thu Jan 11 06:24:03 GMT 2007

#2828: Ease MySQL4.1 character set configuration
 Reporter:  tenpura      |        Owner:  tenpura
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  closed 
 Priority:  high         |    Milestone:         
Component:  General      |      Version:  2.1    
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  utf-8        |  
Comment (by tenpura):


 I know what you mean, but there are many issues to consider before we go.

 >Is it set to UTF-8 by default
 It is good for new installation, but possibly harmful for upgrades.

 >I strongly believe that the encoding used for the database should be a
 simple setting in the admin interface
 This cannot be an option stored in the database. Also, I believe that
 character set related MySQL system variables should not be easily
 changeable on running WP. Without proper backup and preparation, users may
 lose their data. (It is described in #3517)

 There is another issue. If a user uses a localization file (MO), changing
 character set related MySQL system variables on running WP might cause
 login failure. (See #3442)

 I have started writing a helper plugin for this and hopefully release it
 to the public before WP2.1.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2828#comment:11>
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