What a revelation! This came as quite a shock, as I thought that the open community should at least be open to the world’s most spoken language! Bummer. Fret not, it’s totally fixable.
My version of Drupal uses the MySQL 5 (I dunno the exact sub version though). To enable posts in chinese, one has to change a two tables:


Change the field Collation from Latin to utf8_general_ci. Click on the change button on the right of your phpMyAdmin page:


Change all fields with Latin Collation and you should be on your way to using chinese characters in your posts now!
I have not tried using the search function with the chinese characters yet. There are a lot of reports that this could pose a problem. Another to do list it would have seemed…. hmmmm