Monday, March 25, 2013

Cyrillic(Russian ) characters not displaying in using mysql 3.5.1

When we are using .net with mysql many a times we face a problem that cyrillic(russian)or any other language characters dont display on page or console as expexted .Instead we get ???.The solution to this problem is that we might be using mysql connector driver that does not support cyrillic characters.I was using mysql connector 3.5.1 and faced the same problem.After lot of googling i didn't get any result.So i changed my mysql connector driver from 3.5.1 to 5.1.12 and it worked . The reason for this is MySQL does not support the full UTF8 character set, 4-byte characters are not allowed.

 MYsql 3.5.1 connector does not support all UTF_8 Characters.

Also i changed my connection string as 

{Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=localhost;Database=myDataBase;User=myUsername; Password=myPassword;Option=3;}

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