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Character sets define which characters can be used to store information in a database.
Character sets allow users to store characters from many different languages in the database
Some character sets support special characters like currency symbols, mathematical symbols, musical symbols, and emoji
MariaDB SkySQL supports many character sets
Character set support is product-specific
Supported Character Sets
For the full list of supported character sets, see:
Using Character Sets
Character sets are configured independently on the server and the client. The server and the client should typically use the same character set, otherwise there can be corruption or loss of data.
For details on how to use character sets, choose a product:
MariaDB Enterprise Server (Multi-Node Analytics, Replicated Transactions, Single Node Analytics, Single Node Transactions)