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> From: "Rick James" <rjames@stripped>
> There is a section on German Sharp-s in http://mysql.rjweb.org/doc.php/charcoll
> I agree with "dirty".
Yes, seen it, but thank you. I'm not having character set issues, everything is nicely
UTF8. I'm merely running into the scheiße bug, but while utf8_unicode_ci does
properly handle that, it stil barfs on cœr (that's oe in one character) and I'm
> As I understand it, about 5.1.24, they said "Oops, sharp-s is
> collated wrong, let's fix it". The fix broke things, but they stuck
> by the "correct" sorting. Eventually they said "Oh, let's add
> another, compatible, collation".
> They were caught between a rock and a hard place.
The hard place being having to go "oops, sorry we broke things, we reverted the change and
will introduce a new default collation in the next version"? Yes, poor software vendors,
why do people always expect them to admit they made a mistake in judgement.
And, of course, "alter table foo collate utf8_general_mysql500_ci" doesn't do what you
hope, either. It changes the table's default collation nicely, and then explicitly adds
the *old* collation to all the rows you were hoping to have fixed.
Guess I'll be fixing it manually (well, sed is my friend) in a mysqldump before syncing up
the second node after it's been upgraded.
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