Problem with UTF-8 character in MySQL node

Good day,

I am having problems with a custom MySQL query to a Woocommerce database to get all products and some metadata that is in Spanish and is not being shown well.

Special characters are being shown like this:
ñ → ño
á → á
ó → ó

Baraja española económica

n8n version: 1.14.2
Docker on Digital Ocean
Docker 23.0.6 on Ubuntu 22.04

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Hi @illusionandcards, I am very sorry you are having trouble.

I just tried querying a MySQL table with your example characters, but didn’t notice any problems with these characters:

My example column username uses a utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci default collation:


So unfortunately I was not able to reproduce your problem. Can you confirm how exactly your database is set up and how you are querying it?