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Putting Unicode characters in JSON

On Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:21:09 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

>>> If I changed my database tables to all be UTF-8 would this work
>>> cleanly without any decoding?
>> Not reliably or safely. It will appear to work so long as you have only
>> pure ASCII strings from the database, and then crash when you don't:
> If the database has been configured to use UTF-8 (as mentioned, that's
> "utf8mb4" in MySQL), you won't get that byte sequence back. You'll get
> back valid UTF-8.

Of course you will -- sorry I got confused.