[Pdns-users] gmysql: Is latin1 really necessary? What are the consequences of using UTF-8?
nicholas at nicholaswilliams.net
Fri Oct 30 12:43:46 UTC 2020
Nobody has any thoughts here?
> On Oct 25, 2020, at 11:51 AM, Nicholas Williams <nicholas at nicholaswilliams.net> wrote:
> In the past 4-5 years, I’ve gotten into the habit of defaulting all MySQL tables to this:
> DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 DEFAULT COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci
> Looking at the latest PowerDNS schema (I’m about to start up a second environment), I noticed that the entire schema has this:
> CHARACTER SET ‘latin1'
> I did some searching through the archives, but couldn’t readily find an answer about this: Is there a specific reason why LATIN-1 was chosen and must be used? What are the consequences of using UTF-8 instead of LATIN-1?
> One consequence that I know of is that `records.content` can’t be VARCHAR(64000) and also be UTF-8, so it must either be made explicitly LATIN-1, or it must be shortened to VARCHAR(16383), or it must be converted to a TEXT column. Are there are negative consequences of making it a TEXT column?
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