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Old 2016-08-28, 19:05   #1124
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Originally Posted by Madpoo View Post
It's a SQL thing... it's about storing in Unicode specifically, not just UTF-8
Actually I think it is a sorting thing. They only purpose I know of for informing the DB that some data are in specific text formats is to sort things "logically" so that letters with accents will sort close to the same letter without an accent, and other similar lexicographic reasons. For all other purposes, like display and comparison for example, simple byte data is just fine.
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