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Configuring Hybrid Data Pipeline for JDBC : Supported Features : Unicode

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Multilingual JDBC applications can be developed on any operating system using the driver to access both Unicode and non-Unicode enabled data stores. Internally, Java applications use UTF-16 Unicode encoding for string data. When fetching data, the driver automatically performs the conversion from the character encoding used by the data stores to UTF-16. Similarly, when inserting or updating data in the data stores, the driver automatically converts UTF-16 encoding to the character encoding used by the data store.
The JDBC API provides mechanisms for retrieving and storing character data encoded as Unicode (UTF-16) or ASCII. Additionally, the Java String object contains methods for converting UTF-16 encoding of string data to or from many popular character encodings.