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Why default character_set_server is latin1?

I am using MySQL 5.5 and when I show variables about charset, I have +--------------------------+----------------------------+ | Variable_name | Value | +--------------...
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Why are there different levels of MySQL collation/charsets?

Looking at the MySQL server variables the server and database collation are set to latin1_swedish_ci but the collaction_connection is utf8_general_ci. Additionally, the collation/charset is set at ...
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SQL Server to MySQL migration - how can I remove UCS-2 surrogate pairs in SQL Server?

I have been tasked with migrating a SQL Server 2005 database to MySQL 5.6 (these are both database servers runnig locally) and would really appreciate some help. -------Edit - Answered------- This ...
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How to convert control characters in MySQL from latin1 to UTF-8?

While converting a database to UTF-8 I noticed a strange behavior regarding the control characters 0x80-0x9F. For example, 0x92 (right apostrophe) would not get converted to UTF-8 and truncate the ...
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MySQL - Changing DB CHARACTER SET

I have a 30GB MySql DB, made of innoDB tables. currently the tables character set is: "utf8_unicode_ci" and I want to change it to "utf8_general_ci", what the best way to do it? currently i'm going ...
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Character Set Encoding in a Table

I have the following data:Trollhättan If I print out and setting up the header to utf-8, then this is the output in the browser. If I'm not setting up the utf-8 in the header, Trollhättan. However,...
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Tell MySQL to start using utf-8 encoding without `convert to`ing it

In a fairly unique situation, my team has ended up with UTF-8 bytes in a database that thinks the data is encoded as latin1. At least, I'm 85% certain that this is the situation at hand. For example,...
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MySQL silently replaces UTF chars with literal question marks

I'm experiencing a situation similar to this SO question i.e. I'm working with a legacy database which has UTF8 content in latin1 tables (pretty ugly I know). Now I'm getting new data from a new ...