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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Replication » Replicating data with Replication Server » Using the LTM » Language and character set issues


Open Client/Open Server collations

Adaptive Server Enterprise, Replication Server, and other Open Client/Open Server applications share a common means of managing character sets.

For information about Open Client/Open Server character set support, see the chapter "Configuring Character Sets, Sort Orders, and Languages" in the Adaptive Server Enterprise System Administration Guide.

For more information about character set issues in Replication Server, see the chapter "International Replication Design Considerations" in the Replication Server Design Guide.

This section provides a brief overview of Open Client/Open Server character set support.

Internationalization files

Files that support data processing in a particular language are called internationalization files. Several types of internationalization files come with Adaptive Server Enterprise and other Open Client/Open Server applications.

There is a directory named charsets under your Sybase directory. Charsets has a set of subdirectories, including one for each character set available to you. Each character set contains a set of files, as described in the following table

File Description
Charset.loc Character set definition files that define the lexical properties of each character such as alphanumeric, punctuation, operand, upper- or lowercase.
*.srt Defines the sort order for alphanumeric and special characters.
*.xlt Terminal-specific character translation files for use with utilities.