Because most consolidated databases are unlikely to use Unicode, it is important to understand how the ODBC driver for your consolidated database system converts data to and from Unicode. Some ODBC drivers use the language settings of the machine running MobiLink to determine what character set to use. In these cases, it is best if the language and code-page settings of the machine running the MobiLink server match those of the consolidated database.
Other ODBC drivers, such as the driver for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, allow each connection to use a specific character set. To avoid conversion errors, the character set used by MobiLink should be set to match that of the consolidated database.
For a detailed description of how character set conversions take place in your consolidated database server's ODBC driver, consult that product's ODBC driver documentation.