MySQL encoding problem


I have some charset encoding problems of mysql.

I created a database with statement like

create table ‘table1’ {


no data at the beginning.

Then I use ROR to insert data (browser encoded with UTF-8). The charset display in browser is correct, however,
when I use mysqladmin to browse database data, the charset is wrong. (no matter I choose connection to utf-generic or latin)

in mysql client, I execute command like this

[quote]show variables like ‘%character%’;


character_set_client | latin1 |
| character_set_connection | latin1 |
| character_set_database | latin1 |
| character_set_results | latin1 |
| character_set_server | latin1 |
| character_set_system | utf8 |

This is what I got.

The bad thing is, when I dump the data, and import to another host, the encoding is all wrong.

Any idea about this?