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If you run Microsoft Windows and want to name your database connections using simplified Chinese, you will have to change the default font for Grids to one that supports this character set. In this example, we use Microsoft YaHei UI:

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Even if the font is capable of rendering the characters, data may be scrambled in DbVisualizer if the encoding between the JDBC driver and the database is wrong. 

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You may also need to specify the encoding of text in binary data types, either for a specific connection or for all all connections of a specific database type. In this example we specify UTF-8 encoding for all SQL Server connections:

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