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

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Could anyone please explain the differences between charset and collation?

Kind regards
Question by:poisa
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    as explained here:

    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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    Great. Thanks.

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