What would be some really good reasons to not use the SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS collation on a system which handles English, German, Japanese, and Chinese data?
I'm having a really hard time finding good sources which compare collations and answer my above question as well as the following
- How is Japanese_CI_AS different from SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS when it comes to sorting non-Japanese characters?
- Does UCA sort differently than Japanese_CI_AS and SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS?
- What is standard industry practice for systems used globally? (For example, what does Facebook, Twitter, Google, Flickr, Baidu or Microsoft, IBM, and SAP use?)
- Does SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS define a sort order for Japanese characters? If not, how/why does Japanese text work in SQL_Latin1_General_CI_AS?
Basically I'm trying to learn how to pick the appropriate collation :)
Thanks in advance!