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Querying special characters

I work with language with special characters (example: e -> é). I have a query with a LIKE but when I search a word with special char and my query doesn't have the special char, I don't get the ...
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What's the differences between utf8_general_ci and utf8_unicode_ci and utf8_binary collation in MySQL?

I'm can't find the documentation of MySQL on this topic. Anyone can give some explanations please?
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Determine Oracle session client character set?

I know how the database characterset (NLS_CHARACTERSET in select * from v$nls_parameters;) and the client character set (the client environment setting NLS_LANG) interact. What I can't find out ...
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SQL Server 2005/2008 UTF-8 Collation/Charset

I can't find option(s) directly to set UTF-8 rellated Collations/Charsets in SQL Server 2005/2008, same as is possible to set in another SQL engines, but in SQL Server 2005/2008 are there only Latin ...
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MySQL - speed up execution of ALTER TABLE

I have a MySQL DB with innoDB tables. the DB size is about 30GB. I am using ALTER TABLE table_name CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; to change all the tables characters set and it ...
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MySQL - Changing DB CHARACTER SET

I have a 30GB MySql DB, made of innoDB tables. currently the tables character set is: "utf8_unicode_ci" and I want to change it to "utf8_general_ci", what the best way to do it? currently i'm going ...
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Character Set Encoding in a Table

I have the following data:Trollhättan If I print out and setting up the header to utf-8, then this is the output in the browser. If I'm not setting up the utf-8 in the header, Trollhättan. ...
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What does WE8DEC mean?

It is one of the commonly used character sets. What does it stand for? Is it an acronym for something?