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From:Jorge Bastos Date:October 27 2004 5:15pm
Subject:Re: Unicode Problem with MySql and C#
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The version online still beta1 right?
I have to wait for binaries because i'm not gonna adventure to compile it.

Jorge Bastos

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reggie Burnett" <reggie@stripped>
To: "Duncan Paul Attard" <duncanatt@stripped>
Cc: <dotnet@stripped>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: Unicode Problem with MySql and C#

> Duncan
> This should be corrected in beta 2.  When you say that  you checked the 
> server and it shows character_set_connection as utf8, how were you 
> checking it?  Remember that each connection can have a different set of 
> character sets so just because the command line client shows utf8 doesn't 
> mean that your connection with Connector/Net is.  In fact, I fixed  a bug 
> in C/net where the connector was doing a set character_set_client=utf8; 
> set character_set_results=null;
> This is a problem because it leaves the character_set_connection as the 
> default (possibly latin1) and will convert everything sent over to that 
> charset.  The right thing to do is "SET NAMES utf8; set 
> character_set_results=null".  This is what beta 2 is doing and we are 
> having much better results with languages.
> -reggie
> Duncan Paul Attard wrote:
>> I have a problem regarding unicode characters and MySql.
>> I am using MySql 4.1 and MySql Connector/NET together with
>> C#.
>>  My question is whether I' am making a silly mistake (or not),
>> by not being able to store unicode characters in a simple table.
>>  The database I have created is supposed to be in unicode:
>>  Now, connecting from C#, i am trying to write into a simple
>> table, with one column, the value '\u0120\u0121\u0125\u0411'
>> but when I am retrieving the value from the table, '????' is
>> returned as a result.
>>  I don't know if its relevant, but i have checked that the
>> server and connection are using unicode encoding:
>>  SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'character_set_server' which returns
>> 'utf8' as a result.
>>  also:
>> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'character_set_connection' returns
>> 'utf8' as a result.
>>  I would very much appreciate if someone would answer this
>> question.
>>  Thanks in advance, and looking foward to hearing from someone,
>> Duncan.
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Unicode Problem with MySql and C#Duncan Paul Attard26 Oct
  • Re: Unicode Problem with MySql and C#Jorge Bastos26 Oct
  • Re: Unicode Problem with MySql and C#Reggie Burnett27 Oct
  • Re: Unicode Problem with MySql and C#Jorge Bastos27 Oct
    • Re: Unicode Problem with MySql and C#Reggie Burnett27 Oct