Storing Greek Symbols in SQL Server 2000

Hi, Does anybody knows how to store greek symbols (alpha, gamma, delta) in SQL Server 2000 table?

Thanks, Ashesh

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asked Dec 11, 2009 at 03:52 AM in Default

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Can you give us the DDL for your tabel? I think you might need to set the proper code page/collation for this table.

Dec 11, 2009 at 12:20 PM Steve Jones - Editor ♦♦
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EDIT: Replace previous code snippets with 1 complete snippet using a table variable.

You should be able to do this using a Greek collation for an nvarchar column.

I found this page with Greek characters: http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/greeklanguage/a/ASCIIGreek.htm

DECLARE @GreekAlphabet TABLE ( english nchar(1) not null, greek nchar(1) COLLATE Greek_BIN not null, greek_name varchar(10) not null )

INSERT INTO @GreekAlphabet (english, greek, greek_name) SELECT N'A', N'Α', 'ALPHA' UNION SELECT N'a', N'α', 'alpha' UNION SELECT N'B', N'Β', 'BETA' UNION SELECT N'b', N'β', 'beta' UNION SELECT N'G', N'Γ', 'GAMMA' UNION SELECT N'g', N'γ', 'gamma' UNION SELECT N'D', N'Δ', 'DELTA' UNION SELECT N'd', N'δ', 'delta'

SELECT * FROM @GreekAlphabet


english greek    greek_name
A   Α    ALPHA
a   α    alpha
B   Β    BETA
b   β    beta
D   Δ    DELTA
d   δ    delta
G   Γ    GAMMA
g   γ    gamma
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answered Dec 11, 2009 at 04:13 AM

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This didn't work. e.g. when I want to store Δ (i.e. Greek Delta) should my SQL should be INSERT INTO MyTable (greek) VALUES(N'Δ') or INSERT INTO MyTable (greek) VALUES(N'Δ')

Dec 11, 2009 at 06:31 AM Ashesh
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