hey guys

i just upgraded from mysql 4.0.x to 4.1.x which no longer support the utf8 hack i used to have for the jdbc conn url: ?useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=UTF-8.

if i were to test for utf8 support on insert and retrieval using an html page, what do you suggest i put in my html form? are ms word bullets utf8 characters or what?

thanks
james