About Custom Single-Byte Client Character Sets

Teradata Database International Character Set Support

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If the character set you use on a client system is represented by a single-byte character set, and the Teradata-supplied ASCII-compatible or EBCDIC-compatible character sets do not provide all the characters you need, you can create a custom (site-defined) client character set.

A custom client character set that you create using the procedures in this chapter must be able to translate to the Teradata LATIN server character set.

Teradata ships the following single-byte character sets that you can use as examples when creating a custom single-byte client character set:

  • EBCDIC037_0E
  • EBCDIC273_0E
  • EBCDIC277_0E
  • LATIN1_0A
  • LATIN9_0A
  • LATIN1252_0A
  • If the single-byte component of the Teradata-supplied Japanese client character sets do not provide all the characters you need, you can create your own site-defined client character set. The single-byte component of the client character set you create must be able to translate to the JIS X 0201 standard.

    To create a client character set that defines single- and multibyte Japanese characters and translates in the Teradata Database to Unicode, you must create an extended site-defined character set. For details, see Chapter 6: “Extended Site-Defined Client Character Sets.”