Bug #276 Cant use utf8 as default encoding on Windows binary
Submitted: 11 Apr 2003 13:06 Modified: 25 Apr 2003 11:09
Reporter: Peter Ciuffetti Email Updates:
Status: Duplicate Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:4.1 OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows 2000)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[11 Apr 2003 13:06] Peter Ciuffetti
Description:
The Windows 4.1 alpha binary does not seem to be compiled with the support for UTF8 encoding.

C:\mysql\bin>mysqld --default-character-set=utf8
mysqld: File 'C:\mysql\share\charsets\utf8.xml' not found (Errcode: 2)
mysqld: Character set 'utf8' is not a compiled character set and is not specified in the 'C:\mysql\share\charsets\Index.xml' file
030411 15:10:28  Aborting
030411 15:10:28  mysqld: Shutdown Complete

The encodings listed by show character set list utf8 as a supported encoding:

mysql> SHOW CHARACTER SET;
+----------+-----------------------------+---------------------+--------+
| Charset  | Description                 | Default collation   | Maxlen |
+----------+-----------------------------+---------------------+--------+
| big5     | Big5 Traditional Chinese    | big5                |      1 |
| dec8     | DEC West European           | dec8_swedish_ci     |      1 |
| cp850    | DOS West European           | cp850_general_ci    |      1 |
| hp8      | HP West European            | hp8_english_ci      |      1 |
| koi8r    | KOI8-R Relcom Russian       | koi8r_general_ci    |      1 |
| latin1   | ISO 8859-1 West European    | latin1_swedish_ci   |      1 |
| latin2   | ISO 8859-2 Central European | latin2_general_ci   |      1 |
| swe7     | 7bit Swedish                | swe7_swedish_ci     |      1 |
| ascii    | US ASCII                    | ascii_general_ci    |      1 |
| ujis     | EUC-JP Japanese             | ujis                |      1 |
| sjis     | Shift-JIS Japanese          | sjis                |      1 |
| cp1251   | Windows Cyrillic            | cp1251_bulgarian_ci |      1 |
| hebrew   | ISO 8859-8 Hebrew           | hebrew              |      1 |
| tis620   | TIS620 Thai                 | tis620              |      1 |
| euckr    | EUC-KR Korean               | euckr               |      1 |
| koi8u    | KOI8-U Ukrainian            | koi8u_general_ci    |      1 |
| gb2312   | GB2312 Simplified Chinese   | gb2312              |      1 |
| greek    | ISO 8859-7 Greek            | greek               |      1 |
| cp1250   | Windows Central European    | cp1250_general_ci   |      1 |
| gbk      | GBK Simplified Chinese      | gbk                 |      1 |
| latin5   | ISO 8859-9 Turkish          | latin5_turkish_ci   |      1 |
| armscii8 | ARMSCII-8 Armenian          | armscii8_general_ci |      1 |
| utf8     | UTF-8 Unicode               | utf8                |      1 |
| ucs2     | UCS-2 Unicode               | ucs2                |      1 |
| cp866    | DOS Russian                 | cp866_general_ci    |      1 |
| keybcs2  | DOS Kamenicky Czech-Slovak  | keybcs2             |      1 |
| macce    | Mac Central European        | macce               |      1 |
| macroman | Mac West European           | macroman            |      1 |
| cp852    | DOS Central European        | cp852_general_ci    |      1 |
| latin7   | ISO 8859-13 Baltic          | latin7_general_ci   |      1 |
| cp1256   | Windows Arabic              | cp1256_general_ci   |      1 |
| cp1257   | Windows Baltic              | cp1257_ci_ai        |      1 |
| binary   | Binary pseudo charset       | binary              |      1 |
+----------+-----------------------------+---------------------+--------+
33 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The share\charsets directory does not have a utf8.xml file.  The index.xml fiels does have an entry for the name utf8 though.

If you start the server normally and then try to alter a database to use the utf8 charset, then you get the following error:

mysql> ALTER DATABASE temp DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8;
ERROR 1115: Unknown character set: 'utf8'

How to repeat:
[11 Apr 2003 15:09] Miguel Solorzano
Thanks for the debug report. I was be able to repeat.
[25 Apr 2003 10:55] B Stil
see also http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=312
[25 Apr 2003 11:09] Miguel Solorzano
Duplicate with bug #312