When speaking of a MySQL db, are Collation and Charset the same?
I’ve seen a post on stackoverflow that states: ‘The column that you describe is text utf8_unicode_ci. utf8_unicode_ci is the collation, make sure the charset on that column is set to utf8.’
I more-often-than-not use a collation of ‘utf8_general_ci’.
That just made me wonder if the two terms are interchangeable when it comes to MySQL databases.
This entire thing is coming up for a reason, [HTMLPurifier](http://htmlpurifier.org/ “HTMLPurifier”) converting the nbsp; character as Â. Not sure why but upon conversion that lead to a giant can of worms.