Subject OT: Unicode
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
Hi all,

I'm sorry for abusing this list with that topic, but possibly someone
has an answer. ;-)

Many DBMS claim to support Unicode and hereby quite a lot of different
terms appear. UTF-8, UCS16, UCS32, UCS-2 (or is it UCS2?), UTF-16, ...

I do have basic knowledge about Unicode, but I get confused by UCS16,
UCS2, UTF-16 and so on. Do they mean the same? For example, is UTF-16
and UCS-2 (UCS2?) the same? Or is one an enhancement of the other?

If anybody knows a good compact online reference on the differences, I
will owe you a drink at the next Firebird Conference. ;-)