Store UTF8 (Arabic, or Chinese) in MYSQL

I have RHEL5, and mysql.
I have created a db, but I did not choose to have utf8 or not, now I want to create a table to 2 columns one to store english characters, and the other Arabic or Chinese characters (UTF8), can someone tell me how to modify the DB to accept Arabic  or chinese characters, and to create a table to store and query Arabic or chninese records along with English.
Ashraf-HassanAsked:
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fiboConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you try working with my suggestions in your other question?
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fiboCommented:
1 - You will need UTF8, as I suggest in the answer to your other question http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/PHP_Databases/Q_25588383.html

2 - MySQL 5 allows all chars codes, so you should have no problem there. use phpmyadmin tyo test your solutions.
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Ashraf-HassanAuthor Commented:
So Do I need to define something extra to support arabic?
How can I create a table which can support both English and Arabic of 2 columns?
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Ashraf-HassanAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much I managed to solve it
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fiboCommented:
B-) Glad it worked. It can be such a nightmare at times!
Thx for the grade and points.
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