Before we start we need to make mySQL database capable of supporting unicode characters. For that we need to change the database collation or the table collation to utf8_unicode_ci. This can be done with phpmyadmin portal.
- Click the table you need to change.
- select Structure tab.
- Check the required column and click change or edit.
- From the collation drop down select utf8_unicode_ci.
- Press Go.