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Hello ,

I have a Database instance with collation as 'SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS' in SQL server 2008.One table conatins data in greek character set for e.g.
Πάροδος Νίκαιας
Parodos Nikaias

Which also give me a problem while searching in sql server. for e.g. select * from tablename where txt like '%μν%'

Also in other sql operation it gives issue.
Same issue with Russian language.

Do SQL Server 2008 required specific settings for Greek, Russian languages??

Please suggest some thoughts on the same.

Posted 27-Dec-12 1:25am

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Solution 1

your column type should be nvarchar

and then

search will work this way...
select * from tablename where txt like   N'%μν%'
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cancerion 28-Dec-12 4:18am
Thanks Aarti
Aarti Meswania 28-Dec-12 4:19am
Welcome :)
Glad to help you! :)
cancerion 28-Dec-12 6:51am
Now As my data is stored in NVarchar type column and i can search using N'%μν%'.
Is there any way to convert greek/russian character set to UTF-8 or Simple English character set?

Aarti Meswania 28-Dec-12 6:56am
no sql will not provide such way
have you tried google translator?
it will allow to convert xls files also
so, you can get data in xls & then translate full data
then import that data in sql

Note font of language must be same to google-translator's language font else it will do false conversation

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