[Mediawiki-l] Error in numRows(): Illegal mix of collations

muyuubyou muyuubyou at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 10:33:44 UTC 2006

In such case, either the chinese and japanese versions at wikipedia aren't
using mySQL4, or they're not using only the default installer. Out of the
box, it doesn't work. Plain and simple. I can know point you to several
sites having this same problem and I reckon some of them have just jumped to
alternative wiki packages.

I'm sure it works out of the box for latin_1 compatible languages (i.e. most
other than asian languages and a couple exotic others). But this may not be

Google tells me you are one of the programmers, so I kindly ask you to give
this a look. I would do it myself, but I'm new to mediawiki and it would be
best if someone with deep understanding of its code and dependencies did it.
Of course when you have the time.

I have another little issue: firefox doesn't post chinese/japanese/korean
name titles properly (mangles encoding) while Opera and IE does. I haven't
tried mac versions because the woman has the mac on a trip, but opera for
linux works too. Realistically (and sadly), most visitors will be using IE,
so maybe it's not too bad. Maybe there are people dedicated to i18n and
testing? Not sure what this is, but I might research it myself if there
isn't a known fix somewhere I don't know. For now, I'm just adding pages
with a compatible browser and mozilla users will be limited to browsing and
editing for now. Not that the site is public yet, we're just two people
using it now... it will be under testing for a week or so.

Please understand the not-so-polite (but also not too rude) tone in my
previous email, I was very frustrated... I expected to use that time adding
content instead. During weekdays I'll too darned busy :(

On 2/5/06, Brion Vibber <brion at pobox.com> wrote:
> muyuubyou wrote:
> > Please somebody, warn about mySQL4 being not properly tested in bold
> font in
> > the requirements section.
> We've used MySQL 4 in production for years.
> -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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