In MySQL 8.0.1, in addition to new as_cs collations (accent sensitive, case sensitive) for utf8mb4, we have also added a new collation for Japanese.
Collating rules for for Japanese are complex. Japanese has multiple writing systems with katakana, hiragana, kanji, romaji.…
In MySQL 8.0 we have been working to improve our support for utf8 as we make the transition to switch it to the default character set. For more details see our earlier posts:
In today’s post I wanted to describe the improvements to support accent and case sensitive collations.…
Since MySQL 5.5, MySQL has supported the
utf8mb4 character set. With the character-set defining the repertoire of characters that can be stored (
utf8mb4 can present Unicode characters from
U+10FFFF), a collation defines how sorting order and comparisons should behave.…