Comments - Supported Character Sets and Collations
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The first bullet point under Changes, is the wrong way around. Clicking through to "old mode" has the right description.
Original: "MariaDB 10.6.1 changed the utf8 character set by default to be an alias for utf8mb3 rather than the other way around. It can be set to imply utf8mb4 by changing the value of the old_mode system variable."
Should be: "10.6.1 changed utf8 to be an alias for utf8mb4..... imply utf8mb3 by changing the..."
No, previously utf8mb3 was an alias for utf8. Now (by default, as per the old mode setting), utf8 is an alias for utf8mb3. The intention I believe is at some point to switch off the default old mode setting, so that utf8 will then be an alias for utf8mb4.