My mysql server's current server character set is
latin1. My server is started on startup via rc.conf setting
mysql_enable="YES". How to set my server to use
utf8 as the server character set?
From the manual,
Specify character settings at server startup. To select a character set and collation at server startup, use the --character-set-server and --collation-server options.
You include the following in
[mysqld] character-set-server=utf8 collation-server=utf8_general_ci
(You could find samples of my.cnf in