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Changing the Collation of the Instance, the Databases, and All Columns in All User Databases: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Demystifying What “sqlservr -q” Actually Does

(last updated on 2018-06-19)

For various reasons, people sometimes find themselves in the unfortunate (and unenviable) situation of having an Instance of SQL Server configured with the wrong Collation. 3,704 more words


Global Justice for Indigenous Languages (III of IV)

During the final hour of our Global Justice for Indigenous Languages Symposium, I was keeping track of the attendees who had raised their hand to ask a question or make a comment and making sure that they had the microphone—after all, one of the issues that kept coming up that day was the unethical practices of some academics and scholars who respected the endangered languages that they were studying but did not respect the speakers of those languages. 1,870 more words

MySQL:create database with charset utf-8

CREATE DATABASE mydatabase CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;



My Interview with street artist uNICODE

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Street Art

Language Preservation through Character Encoding

What is Unicode? And how can it help in the quest to preserve the endangered languages of the world?

Before February 15, 2018, I had a partial answer to the first of these two questions. 1,293 more words