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SQL 2005 International Language Support

Posted on 2008-10-15
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Does anyone know how to store the following characters in SQL 2005?

ʓ
̽
α
₣
׀

Something like: select replace(myfield,'&#659','“') from dbo.mytable
where myfieldlike '%&#659%' returns a ?

Thanks in advance!
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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make the field unicode

ie:
nvarchar instead of varchar
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by:hennessym
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I should have mentioned that the field is already nvarchar.

I've also checked the boxes under Regional and Language Options to install files for complex script and right-to-left languages and files for east asian languages.
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The ability for SSMS to display it is dependant upon the version of SSMS that you have and not necessarily the data that actually exists.
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We have SSMS version Microsoft      9.00.3042.00 (SQL 2005 Standard Edition 64-bit, SP2).

is that a problem?
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That is what I THINK.  I do no know definitively since I have not attempted to display those extended characters in SSMS.
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Does anyone else have any ideas?  I'm increasing the points to 500.
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