> I apologize if this is a frequent topic.
It is frequently discussed on the main MySQL list. You should be
monitoring that as well, since most of this topic is generic to the C
API, and wrapper APIs like MySQL++ just "inherit" the underlying behavior.
> I'd like to know, how can I query the database containing
> UNICODE character? My application will use wide char. I'm confused
> with the interfacing to the mySQL through mysql++.
It's my understanding that the C API uses UTF-8 as its data
representation. So, the only trick is getting from your wide-character
strings* to UTF-8 before inserting those strings into the database. For
instance, if you're using the SSQLS feature of MySQL++, you could have
something like this:
wstring some_data = mumble();
SQL_MyRow row; // created with sql_create... macro
row.string_field = utf8(some_data);
Query q = conn.query();
[*] I believe you can use the C++ template std::wstring here, which is
probably UCS2 or UCS4 on your system. Check your local C++
documentation. Using true wide characters in memory is reasonable;
UTF-8 is useful mainly for backwards-compatibility with C code, and for
efficient data transfer.
> Thanks in advance for any answers.
Thanks in advance for your report telling us whether/if it works as I
described. :) I haven't had a reason to use Unicode yet, but I'm
seeing some pressure to start, so I hope you can blaze some trail for me.