Monday, March 17, 2008

Mysql supports utf-8

Using this command to create database
create database databaseName default character set utf8 default collate utf8_general_ci;

Here is the setting about JDBC URL

Note: Collate should be set properly. Wrong collate will cause wrong result for "order by" in sql statement. For example, utf8_danish_ci represents the Danish collations. It does not support Chinese character yet. So if you want a database support both simplified chinese and traditional chinese, you can only use utf-8 which will bring you some trouble if you want to sort the result set by chinese character columns. I saw somebody sort it in code of Ruby. Of course we can sort the resultset in Java but I think it will impact performance a lot.
Waiting for utf8_chinese_ci ...

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