About Wordpress, emojis, MySQL and latin1, utf8 and utf8mb4 character sets

Jan van den Berg
Jul 12 · 4 min read
Strange characters!

Problem 1: exporting and importing the database with the wrong character set

Problem 2: some emojis work, some don’t

There is a question mark instead of an emoji

Problem 3: but I used emojis before, in my latin1 Wordpress installation?!

Wait, what?! The URL has the correct emoji but the post title does not!?!
How the title and the post name (url) are stored

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