Host: Ubuntu 16.04
Mysql: Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.22, for Linux (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper
Somehow my default charset was set to latin1 which makes all my Chinese characters become question marks. I will have to use utf8mb4 charset to correctly store and display Chinese.
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[mysql] default-character-set=utf8mb4 [mysqld] collation-server = utf8mb4_general_ci init-connect='SET NAMES utf8mb4' character-set-server = utf8mb4
That's it, restart and check it by logging in MySQL CLI and execute
status command. You should see something like this.
Server characterset: utf8mb4 Db characterset: utf8mb4 Client characterset: utf8mb4 Conn. characterset: utf8mb4
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