Warning: Non-US characters in user name (General)

by Auge ⌂ @, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 09:44 (333 days ago) @ danielb987


I have a Swedish forum there some of the users have Swedish characters in their user names. I have now noticed that if two users have user names that looks alike but are different, they will not be able to login.

I can confirm this misbehaviour in one of <del>my accessible</del> servers <ins>I have access to</ins>. The reason is the use of the collation utf8_general*. A blog entry (in german language) offers a solution, the use of the collation utf8_bin.

In the case with the user name, it is a problem. But in general I think this is a very useful feature. For example, a danish user may search for a word with the letter Ø then the word contains the Swedish letter Ö.

It should be no problem to only change the collation of fields, where it is necessary. :-)

Tschö, Auge

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