lucy24 - 9:47 pm on Sep 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Forgive me for being daft, but how would I do that, exactly?
I was hoping you would know ;) Almost anything that has the capacity to make databases includes a command to specify character encoding. Usually you can also convert between one and another. And, of course, html itself includes-- or should include, heh heh-- a "charset" declaration. I assume the contents of your database will end up online in some form, so don't overlook that step.
The good news is that if all you're using is "vanilla" Swedish letters like å you can stay with Latin-1 encoding. That's ISO-Latin-1; I definitely don't recommend anything more specialized. And if you go to UTF-8 you're only into the two-byte range, so your database won't get significantly bigger.