Handle encoding issue for non-ascii names
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We have a Farsi wikipedia user whose Wikipedia username shows up as '???' - smells like an encoding issue somewhere.

ThatAndromeda closed this task as Resolved.Feb 3 2017, 3:29 PM

This turned out to be a ridiculous thing rooted in MySQL's inability to do utf-8 correctly. I've updated the database settings, documented them, and added a workaround to the Django settings file. I don't know the user's actual username so I can't fix it, but if you run across this in future and you *do* know the correct username, you can update it through the admin interface.

New accounts going forward should be fine.