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MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide by Carsten Pedersen, Stefan Hinz, Paul DuBois

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27 Character Set Support

This chapter discusses administrative factors in the use of the character sets supported by the MySQL server. It covers the following exam topics:

Image Configuring the server to use only character set resources needed for your installation

Image Choosing data types for character columns with storage requirements and performance in mind

27.1 Performance Issues

To reduce the amount of disk space required by character sets for your MySQL installation and the amount of memory used by the server as it runs, don’t select unneeded character ...

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