> there is no conversion done, and mysql will stil be happy to export utf8
> (if asked to do so with a set names). So what is the role of the
> character set and collation at the database level?From what I understand
> the collation is used when you want to order results for example, case
> sensitive or not for example.Is that correct and then what is the
> character set used for?
> I'm building a new database with utf8 to be able to store chinese and
> cyrillic characters, and I will probably have to change that old
> isolatin1 to utf8 as well, but i'd like to understand what I'm doing....
> thanks for your help,
> If you write an hungarian article about your test, maybe you will plan
> an english translation?or is hungarian hard to learn? :-)
Well, finally I finished my article about this topic. In Hungarian.
Maybe somebody still interested in it:
I'll try to summarize it in English too, I hope I'll have some time for it.