MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual  /  Globalization

Chapter 10 Globalization

This chapter covers issues of globalization, which includes internationalization (MySQL's capabilities for adapting to local use) and localization (selecting particular local conventions):

  • MySQL support for character sets in SQL statements.

  • How to configure the server to support different character sets.

  • Selecting the language for error messages.

  • How to set the server's time zone and enable per-connection time zone support.

  • Selecting the locale for day and month names.

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