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MySQL Console and Utf-8


MySQL console has a long history of not properly counting column-widths for multibyte data. This was fixed in 4.1.12/5.0.25

Although, with a little catch. You have to start mysql console with “–default-character-set=utf8” key or it will fall back to it’s “classical” behavior