What to do When Your Data Smiles At You…

I have *never* had this happen to me.

Maybe it’s because it’s MySQL 6.0.4, maybe it’s because it’s on Windows, or perhaps I am just up working too late.

I have seen mojibake before, but usually it is unintelligible. But this? After I post this I am backing away slowly from my computer.

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 3
Server version: 6.0.4-alpha-community MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> use test;
Database changed
mysql> create table bits (val bit);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.09 sec)

mysql> insert into bits (val) VALUES (1),(0),(1),(1),(0);
Query OK, 5 rows affected (0.05 sec)
Records: 5  Duplicates: 0  Warnings: 0

mysql> select * from bits;
+------+
| val  |
+------+
| ☺    |
|      |
| ☺    |
| ☺    |
|      |
+------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql>

Has your data ever smiled at you?

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