Character encodings in Unica Campaign

Unica Campaign supports the character encodings that are described in this topic.

On most operating systems, Unica Campaign uses the GNU iconv library. does not ship an iconv for AIX® installations. For an AIX® system, you must obtain the appropriate character sets.

This section lists the encodings that Unica Campaign supports. The values in these lists are valid values for setting the Unica Campaign internationalization parameters listed in Set Unica Campaign language and locale property values. Note the following:

  • Each bullet within an encoding group is a space-separated list of different names for the same encoding. Each name in a bullet with multiple names is an alias for the other encodings in the group. You can set the Unica Campaign configuration parameters to any of the values in a group, depending on how your system uses the encodings.
  • When you set values for the Unica Campaign StringEncoding configuration parameters, the pseudo-encoding WIDEUTF-8 is the recommended value in most cases. However, you can use one of the encodings included in the following lists. Additionally, if the database is DB2® or SQL Server, you should use a code page rather than one of the encodings in this list. For details, see the context help or the Unica Platform Administrator's Guide.
  • Unica Campaign uses two character encodings that are treated slightly differently than other encodings: "ASCII" and "UTF-8." Both are case-sensitive. These encodings are accepted on all platforms including AIX®. They have slightly different behaviors in Unica Campaign for column widths during table mapping, and for transcoding operations.

Some possible locale abbreviations are shown in parentheses: Arabic (ar), Armenian (hy), Chinese (zh), English (en), French (fr), Georgian (ka), Greek (el), Hebrew (he), Icelandic (is), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Lao (lo), Romanian (ro), Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Vietnamese (vi).