No, this is not fixed. The character set utf8 is still broken.

It’s great that Debian MariaDB sets the default charset to utf8mb4. (It’s great that MySQL now has this default, too.) That seems like the best default to me.

But changing the default isn’t enough. It’s still up to users to:

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Adam Hooper

Adam Hooper

Journalist, ex software engineer