Character set issues in MySQL

What follows is a collection of links that deal with common character set issues in MySQL setups.

https://wincent.com/wiki/Finding_out_the_encoding_of_a_MySQL_database
This short article desribes how to find out the current encoding settings of a MySQL database.

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/charset-connection.html
This is the official documentation of character set manipulation in MySQL 5.5.

http://mysqldump.azundris.com/archives/60-Handling-character-sets.html
This article describes in detail how characters are represented in the database. Basically, it introduces how character encodings work.

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