Re: using Unicode with MS Sqlserver 7.0

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed Nov 08 2000 - 20:47:47 EST

No, it is not possible or supported. You must use Unicode columns to support
Unicode data; any other solution will be subject to MANY internal
translations and may cause data loss depending on the codepage involved.


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tague Griffith" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 3:29 PM
Subject: using Unicode with MS Sqlserver 7.0

> All :-
> Is it possible to use Unicode (UCS-2) as a database encoding with
> Sqlserver 7.0 *without* using the N*/Unicode datatypes (e.g. nchar,
> nvarchar, ntext)?
> Also according to the documentation, it is possible to change the
> character set of the database at install and creation time; however, I
> haven't seen anything which allows me to do this. Does anyone have any
> pointers.
> thanks,
> /t

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