The default character set is latin1_swedish_ci . I will use utf8_general_ci instead since it seems to be the most up-to-date character set and the article I found (see reference) suggests we do. However, I have never encountered an issue just using latin1_swedish_ci for Japanese materials. My questions are:
- Can I change it back to other options later?
- What does "ci" mean?
- There are many types of utf8 in the option. Is utf8_general_ci really the good option?