A US-based company in Japan

This US-based company needs to support both English and Japanese.

  1. Select the default character set for your server. If you install a character set from language group 101 (Japanese), you can support both Japanese and English data in the same server.
  2. Install the Japanese Language Module so that system messages are available in Japanese.
  3. Select the sort order. Because a binary sort order is the only sort order available for Japanese, both the English and Japanese clients have a default binary sort order. Consider using the sortkey function to provide solutions for both audiences.
  4. Make sure that each Japanese user requests Japanese messages by default. Since you are using a character set from language group 101, and you have already installed the Japanese Language Module, your client in Japan sees messages in Japanese, while clients in the U.S. can choose to see messages in either English or Japanese.