Actually, most of the big databases (Oracle, etc.) now support UTF-8
encoding. This is OK for storing static text, but if you are doing
anything complicated, the performace can be poor.
A better solution may be ADABAS D, from Software AG. This product stores
data in UCS-2, giving much better performance. It can read and
write data in other character sets like Big-5 (Chinese) and SJIS
(Japanese), doing on-the-fly conversion.
I have no connection with Software AG. I just liked the demo
I saw at the Unicode confrence in HK.
Control Data Asia/Pacific J.Morrison@twntpe.cdc.com
On Thu, 13 Jun 1996 unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
> Anybody on this alias able to help out these people from Bangalore?
> Please reply directly to the people on CC line.
> >Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >From: email@example.com (K. Madhusekhar)
> >Subject: Need help on Unicode Databases.
> >To: asmus@Unicode.ORG
> >Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:33:07 +0500 (IST)
> >Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nagesh Babu),
> > email@example.com (Sridhar Parthasarathy)
> >Hi Mr.Asmus Freytag,
> > I am Madhusekhar, I got your email address from one of
> > your articles in MSJ. I have gone through them and found
> > them really useful in understanding Unicode as such.
> > We at Tata Unisys Limited, Bangalore, India are planning
> > to develop an application using Unicode support for an
> > international market. My question to you is are there
> > any databases which support Unicode or DBCS/MBCS so
> > that we can store any Language data directly in the
> > database. I would also like to know if any Databases are
> > likely to support Unicode in the near future.
> > We have as of now, chosen to develop on Visual C++ 4.0,
> > With Windows NT 3.51 as the platform. We still are
> > on the look out for a database. Do you know of any
> > custom controls which have Unicode Support. Kindly
> > let me know where i can find more information on
> > how to develop applications for an international
> > Audience. Any sites which provide such information
> > could also suffice or any list servers which deal with
> > such issues.
> > I would like to hear from you at the earliest. I would
> > be glad to clarify any of my queries.
> > Thanking you in anticipation.
> > Madhusekhar
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Tata Unisys Limited
> > 80 feet Road,
> > Indira Nagar,
> > Bangalore 560 038
> > Karnataka
> > India
> > Phone : 91 80 5284681
> > Fax : 91 80 5284491
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