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[1.7.x] Fixed #22305 -- Added note to docs about UTF8 database requir…


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nip3o authored and timgraham committed Jul 26, 2014
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  1. +8 −0 docs/ref/databases.txt
@@ -81,6 +81,14 @@ either restore Django's defaults at the end of each request, force an
appropriate value at the beginning of each request, or disable persistent
+Django assumes that all databases use UTF-8 encoding. Using other encodings may
+result in unexpected behavior such as "value too long" errors from your
+database for data that is valid in Django. See the database specific notes
+below for information on how to set up your database correctly.
.. _postgresql-notes:
PostgreSQL notes

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