Character Sets


MariaDB SkySQL supports many different character sets. Character sets allow users to store characters from many different languages in the database. Some character sets also support special characters like currency symbols, mathematical symbols, musical symbols, and emoji.

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.

Supported Character Sets

For the full list of supported character sets, see:

Using Character Sets

For details on how to use character sets, choose a product: