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If you are struggling to load Arabic text or Emojis into your MySql 5.6 table then:
- Ensure your database, table, and column use uft8mb4 character set.
create database XXXX character set 'utf8mb4' collate 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci'; create table ( ... ) ... character set 'utf8mb4' collate 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci';
- Ensure that the data file you are loading is UTF-8 encoded.
- Run the mysql client with the binary character set.
mysql ... --default-character-set=binary ...
- Load the data with the binary character set.
loading load data local infile 'XXXX.DAT' into table XXXX character set binary ( ... );