The order would be determined by the collation of the database. Connections will use the collation as defined by WordPress which I believe by default is
Or, if no value is set, will use the databases default.
My guess is that one or the other defaulted to
What you need to do is use phpMyAdmin and change the collation of the
connections table to the
utf8_swedish_ci. Here’s a link that has step by step with screenshots:
The relevant instructions start at step 9, unless you want to change the default for the whole database (only affects new tables), then start at step one.
Hope that helps!