The database should be configured to use the same locale or encoding as the application server and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Inconsistent encodings may introduce certain globalization issues, such as incorrect handlings of multibyte characters. In globalized environments, UTF-8 should be implemented on all products.
Refer to your database documentation for information about setting the locale/encoding. Also, when loading or unloading data using CSV or XML files, ensure that their encodings are consistent with Identity Manager’s deployment environment encoding to retain data integrity. For enabling localization support see Enabling Language Support.