True enough. I just thought I'd better warn you it won't work if you ever enable the utf8 features in DBD::mysql. Also, if you can use mysql_enable_utf8 it should be more efficient, if possibly less safe (since it just sets the utf8 flag on the right columns, and doesn't do any validation of the actual data).
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