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Hi Experts,

I am building a db in MySQL 5 that will contain city,state, region, and country names.  These names may include some language specific characters (Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish).  What collation setting would best accomodate most or all possibilities.

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HN
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Chinese is the tricky one. Latin 1 can handle all the rest. You may need to base64encode and decode for that to work.
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Ok, forget Chinese... I probably won't use it.  So from the options shown in the attached image, which would you choose for a primarily English DB that may include some country names that could have some wierd characters or accents.

THanks,

HNM
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Aaron Tomosky earned 2000 total points
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I just use the default top level Latin 1.
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ok thanks
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