Bug #17529 Unicode handled within DBD::mysql
Submitted: 17 Feb 2006 14:34 Modified: 11 Mar 2006 16:11
Reporter: Geert Vanderkelen Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:Connectors: DBD::mysql ( Perl ) Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[17 Feb 2006 14:34] Geert Vanderkelen

DBD::mysql needs a feature which specifies whether data stored in the database is UTF8 or not. Retrieved strings which are utf8 will then be flagged so Perl can handle them.

A possible patch is already available on the mailinglist here:

How to repeat:
Feature request.
[17 Feb 2006 14:36] Geert Vanderkelen
Is missing and confirmed as being something to be added in the future.
[2 Dec 2008 13:33] Patrick Galbraith
I'm pretty sure this is fixed as of the latest DBD::mysql 4.010. I added a patch in 4.004:

* UTF8-Flag not set with flag mysql_enable_utf8 and column collation utf8_bin patch,
  Joost Diepenmaat, (RT #24738)

I'd be interested to know if the latest DBD::mysql works for the fellow who reported this bug orginally.
[13 Mar 2014 13:34] Omer Barnir
This bug is not scheduled to be fixed at this time.