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MySQL: What's the difference between charset and collation?

Could anyone please explain the differences between charset and collation?

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poisa
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
as explained here:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/charset-general.html

A character set is a set of symbols and encodings.
A collation is a set of rules for comparing characters in a character set
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poisaAuthor Commented:
Great. Thanks.
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