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Supported and alternate collations


Following is the list of supported CHAR collations in SQL Anywhere. This list can also be obtained by executing the following command at a command prompt:

dbinit -l
Collation label Description
874THAIBIN Code Page 874, Windows Thai, ISO8859-11, binary ordering
932JPN Code Page 932, Japanese Shift-JIS with Microsoft extensions
936ZHO Code Page 936, Simplified Chinese, PRC GBK 2312-80 8-bit encoding
949KOR Code Page 949, Korean KS C 5601-1987 encoding, Wansung
950ZHO_HK Code Page 950, Traditional Chinese, Big 5 encoding with HKSCS
950ZHO_TW Code Page 950, Traditional Chinese, Big 5 encoding
1250LATIN2 Code Page 1250, Windows Latin 2, Central/Eastern European
1250POL Code Page 1250, Windows Latin 2, Polish
1251CYR Code Page 1251, Cyrillic
1252LATIN1 Code Page 1252, Windows Latin 1, Western
1252NOR Code Page 1252, Windows Latin 1, Norwegian
1252SPA Code Page 1252, Windows Latin 1, Spanish
1252SWEFIN Code Page 1252, Windows Latin 1, Swedish/Finnish
1253ELL Code Page 1253, Windows Greek, ISO8859-7 with extensions
1254TRK Code Page 1254, Windows Latin 5, Turkish, ISO 8859-9 with extensions
1254TRKALTCode Page 1254, Windows Turkish, ISO8859-9 with extensions, I-dot equals I-no-dot
1255HEB Code Page 1255, Windows Hebrew, ISO8859-8 with extensions
1256ARA Code Page 1256, Windows Arabic, ISO8859-6 with extensions
1257LIT Code Page 1257, Lithuanian
EUC_CHINA Simplified Chinese GB 2312-80 Encoding
EUC_JAPAN Japanese EUC JIS X 0208-1990 and JIS X 0212-1990 Encoding
EUC_KOREA Korean KS C 5601-1992 Encoding, Johab
EUC_TAIWAN Taiwanese Big 5 Encoding
ISO1LATIN1 ISO8859-1, ISO Latin 1, Western, Latin 1 Ordering
ISO9LATIN1 ISO8859-15, ISO Latin 9, Western, Latin 1 Ordering
ISO_1 ISO8859-1, Latin 1, Western
ISO_BINENG Binary ordering, English ISO/ASCII 7-bit letter case mappings
UCAStandard default UCA collation
UTF8BINUTF-8, 8-bit multibyte encoding for Unicode, binary ordering
Alternate collations

Alternate collations are available for compatibility with older versions of SQL Anywhere, or for special purposes. To see the full list of supported alternate collations, execute the following command at a command prompt:

dbinit -l+
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