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Fixed #7534 -- Added a note about TEST_DATABASE_CHARSET in the contribution documentation. Thanks to Peter Melvyn for the suggestion and initial draft.

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docs/contributing.txt

       deleted when the tests are finished. This means your user account needs
       permission to execute ``CREATE DATABASE``.
 
+You will also need to ensure that your database uses UTF-8 as the default
+character set. If your database server doesn't use UTF-8 as a default charset,
+you will need to include a value for ``TEST_DATABASE_CHARSET`` in your settings
+file.
+   
 If you want to run the full suite of tests, you'll need to install a number of
 dependencies:
 
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