What's the best charset/collation for German users?
Posted by: Markus Popp
Date: July 31, 2005 05:46PM

Hi,

Which concrete advantages and disadvantages does it have to use e.g. latin1_german_ci or utf8_general_ci for fields with German content.

I have been fighting with this topic since MySQL 4.1 was released. I thought that utf8_general_ci seems to be the better choice because everything worked fine for me until I realized lately that 'ΓΌ' is treated as 'u' in utf8.

So I'm asking myself what's really better for German content and for general purpose?

Markus

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Markus Popp, Web Developer, mysql.com
Oracle Austria

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