How to run multi-lingual scripts against a MySQL database

If you experience encoding issues (i.e. foreign characters being displayed incorrectly) after importing translations to a MySQL database please try the following:

  • When running the MySQL command to import data apply the option --default_character_set utf8 to force MySQL to use utf8 encoding.
  • Alternatively, use the MySQL GUI tool to copy and paste the SQL statements and run the script.

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