UTF-8 is a multibyte character encoding of the Unicode character set, made up of one or more bytes. Unlike some other encodings such as UTF-16, the UTF-8 encoding is upward compatible with 7-bit ASCII characters, and can be processed to some degree by applications that are only aware of bytes.

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Best way to make sure a MySQL database is fully in UTF8

After some problems with UTF8 and none-UTF8 strings, we're standardising on UTF8. One thing I need to do is check that everything is in UTF8 in the MySQL database? What do I need to check? Server ...
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install mysql client and mysql-server with default charset utf8 to fedora 11

I only have utf8 characters to put into my db so like everything in the db is utf8. I tried 'yum install mysql mysql-server -with-charset=utf8' but it is not right. if i install using ''yum ...