Yesterday, I have received one email for help about querying and filtering records contain Telugu Indian regional language. Have a look:
The problem was when person filtering records of telugu language, was not able to get any single records. You have to deal with few things while dealing with regional languages.
1.) If whole database should be in regional language, set proper collation for that.
2.) Set proper collation for column
3.) While querying or inserting data, MUST USE “N” as a prefix as regional data should be in Unicode and “N” prefix is must to differentiate whether data is Unicode.
When I asked that person, what collation are you using for database and column? Below is the answer:
Yes.I have set Indic_General_90_BIN as Proper collation to Telugu Column.
But I am not able to get the records.
Is there any way to get the records please ?
What is the reason if proper collation is set even though data doesn’t get filtered by following query?
SELECT * FROM TeluguDictionary where (Telugu like '%అక్క%')
Or doesn’t insert proper data with following INSERT statement?
INSERT INTO TeluguDictionary VALUES ('akkadi','అక్కడి')
“N” prefix was missing in both query. If s/he would have used same query with “N” prefix like below, it would have worked.
SELECT * FROM TeluguDictionary where (Telugu like N'%అక్క%')
INSERT INTO TeluguDictionary VALUES ('akkadi',N'అక్కడి')
Reference: Ritesh Shah
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