Documentation Home
MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual
Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 38.0Mb
PDF (A4) - 38.0Mb
PDF (RPM) - 33.0Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 8.0Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 8.1Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 6.9Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 132.9Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 189.5Kb
Info (Gzip) - 3.4Mb
Info (Zip) - 3.4Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  The utf8 Character Set (Alias for utf8mb3)

10.9.3 The utf8 Character Set (Alias for utf8mb3)

utf8 is an alias for the utfmb3 character set. For more information, see Section 10.9.2, “The utf8mb3 Character Set (3-Byte UTF-8 Unicode Encoding)”.

Note

The utf8mb3 character set will be replaced by utf8mb4 in some future MySQL version. Although utf8 is currently an alias for utf8mb3, at that point utf8 will become a reference to utf8mb4. To avoid ambiguity about the meaning of utf8, consider specifying utf8mb4 explicitly for character set references instead of utf8.


User Comments
Sign Up Login You must be logged in to post a comment.