Identifiers are stored in
db, and so
utf8, but identifiers can
contain only characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).
Supplementary characters are not permitted in identifiers.
ucs2 character sets has the following
It cannot be used as a client character set, which means
that it does not work for
SET NAMES or
SET CHARACTER SET. (See
Connection Character Sets and Collations.)
It is currently not possible to use
INFILE to load data files that use this
FULLTEXT indexes cannot be created on a
column that this character set. However, you can perform
IN BOOLEAN MODE searches on the column
without an index.
The use of
this character set is not recommended because the
underlying system call expects a string terminated by a
operators work in byte-wise fashion, so they are not
multibyte safe and may produce unexpected results with
multibyte character sets. In addition, these operators
compare characters by their byte values and accented
characters may not compare as equal even if a given collation
treats them as equal.