From: Henrik Theiling (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 22 2007 - 09:03:24 CST
Philippe Verdy writes:
> Note that sorting (SELECT... ORDER BY...) may be an issue if you expect the
> results from the database to be in the appropriate order; ...
Erm, MySQL has quite good support for sorting UTF-8 strings in results
of SELECT queries. I'm using that without problems. E.g. you can
assign a charset and a collation to each string in a record and
override that in the queries. It also supports conversions between
charsets (storing in UTF-8, displaying on a Latin-1 terminal (if
possible), etc.). I'd call that Unicode aware -- it goes much beyond
transparently storing 8-bit strings.
IIRC, however, MySQL currently only supports code positions up to
U+FFFF, i.e., only 16 bits which I personally find a bit annoying.
Let's hope they'll fix that in future versions.
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