Have been writing a Turkish Django app for the past couple of days. The problem is that the Turkish language best works with UTF-8. If you are using MySQL you must make sure that your encoding is
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- from django.db import models # Create your models here. class Category(models.Model): name = models.CharField("Kategori Adı",max_length=250) exp = models.TextField("Kategori Açıklaması") ancestor = models.IntegerField("Kategori Üst Başlığı",max_length=11) ancestor.null = True ancestor.blank = True class Meta: verbose_name = u"Kategori" verbose_name_plural = u"Kategoriler" def __unicode__(self): return self.name
You should notice couple of important points here. The most important one being the
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
This is important so that Python can understand UTF-8 strings within the model.
I hope this solves couple of questions you might have.