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