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    3. FrontBase Specifications
      3.1. Standards Compliance
Updated: 20-Nov-2000
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3.1.2. Unicode Character Representation

FrontBase stores all character data (including CLOBs) using Unicode. Combined with FrontBase's support for CHARACTER SETs and COLLATIONs, this ensures that server-side string comparisons work with character sets other than standard ASCII.

FrontBase's support for Unicode works seamlessly across client platforms. Character data is converted to Unicode on the client side, using the client operating system's native Unicode library. Character data in Unicode format is then passed to the FrontBase server, where it is stored. When a client extracts character data from the server, the client then converts from Unicode format to a format suitable for use on the client platform.

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